President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Paul Griffiths, is getting ready to take on his 8th charity challenge, this year in aid of Flint House Police Rehabilitation Centre.
On Thursday 4th
July, Paul will begin walking the entire length of the River Thames – covering
180 miles. The river walk is the longest in Europe and will see Paul
cover distances of up to 23 miles over nine days.
Starting near the river source in Kemble and finishing at the Thames Barrier, Paul will be joined by a number of colleagues and supporters throughout the challenge and will be encouraging donations for his fundraising efforts.
Flint House, which is based in Goring, South Oxfordshire, provides rehabilitation services for both mental and physical health, to serving and retired police officers. The centre, which was founded in Hove in 1890, cares for more than 3,300 injured officers each year.
Paul says, “I’m really looking
forward to this year’s charity challenge. I set myself these challenges each
year, which I carry out during my annual leave, as a way of giving something
back to the fantastic charities that do so much amazing work.
“Over the years, I have seen first-hand the mental and physical strain that policing can bring and it’s so important that facilities such as Flint House are available to support those who need help. I hope I can beat my £1,500 target and make a real difference to their work.”
To donate to Paul’s fundraising efforts, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulGriffithsPSA
Information on Flint House can be found at www.flinthouse.co.uk