A group of student police officers have raised over £1700 for charity after taking on a gruelling 21km hike and a cake sale.
The 15-strong group raised the money for charity the Alzheimers Society after they decided to take on the walk from Gribdale car park and back again via Highcliffe Nab, Hutton village, Hanging Stone wood, Roseberry Topping, Great Ayton then Captain Cook’s Monument; a total of 21km and a climb of 2,800ft.
Student officer, Thomas Birkinshaw, said: “As a cohort we chose to walk for the Alzheimer's society as a few of us have people who are close to us who suffer with Alzheimer's, and we all recognise the struggle people have with this disease and the impact on those around them.
“We hope that the money we raise has a positive impact.”
The hike took the group six hours to complete, including Labrador Lenny, Milo the Spaniel and Bear the Japanese Akita; who all went home for some well-deserved treats afterwards!
The officers also raised over £100 during a cake sale and have taken on training to join the hundreds of staff and officers across Cleveland Police who are ‘dementia friends’, which helps improve knowledge and understanding of the communities they serve.