Fundraisers go the extra mile for charity

Pedal Power: Jason Booth, Paul Chappell, Kevin Bly and Daniel Taylor, from South Yorkshire Police.                                                   Picture: Stuart Hastings
Pedal Power: Jason Booth, Paul Chappell, Kevin Bly and Daniel Taylor, from South Yorkshire Police. Picture: Stuart Hastings
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POLICE officers in Sheffield swapped their patrols for pedals to raise cash for charity.

Members of the Woodhouse and Mosborough Safer Neighbourhood Team and partners, including firefighters and city council workers, kept two exercise bikes moving for eight hours - clocking up a total of 267 miles between them.

They set the bikes up in Crystal Peaks shopping centre and collected money and sponsorship pledges from shoppers.

The £1,000 raised will be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and a summer school to be run in the area which aims to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Inspector Jason Booth, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “It was great to do something for a worthwhile charity and give something to the local community - we are grateful to everyone who gave up their time to take part and those who donated money.

“It was also an opportunity for the agencies involved to speak to local people.”