Family of Captain Sir Tom Moore issue
message of good luck to senior
police officer running for road safety
A video message of support has been sent to a senior police officer nearing the end of a gruelling 200km running challenge by the family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.
The video from Hannah Ingram-Moore, released on Twitter this evening, wished Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox “every bit of good luck” with his nine-day event to raise money for the charity, RoadPeace.
Captain Sir Tom shot to fame in 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic when he walked one hundred lengths of his garden to mark his upcoming 100th birthday. His efforts raised more than £32.5m for the NHS Charities Together.
Mrs Ingram-Moore regularly spoke alongside her father during the many media interviews that he gave during the challenge.
Following his death in February, aged 100, the Captain Moore Foundation was set up in his memory by his family to ensure his message of hope became a lasting legacy.
Det Chief Supt Cox, who is Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, is taking part in the mammoth event during Global Road Safety Week, which runs from May 17-23, 2021. He has already raised more than £35k of his £50k target.
RoadPeace supports victims of road collisions and their families, and with 35 deaths on the UK’s roads every week, their services are in high demand.
The senior police officer, who is the national lead for fatal collision investigation, reporting to the National Police Chiefs’ Council, began the event in Crystal Palace Park, on Saturday, at the scene of the UK’s first ever fatal road collision.
He will complete the event on Sunday at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, which provides a symbolic and comforting place for bereaved families.
The route is taking him through a number of UK counties where fellow police officers, road safety professionals and members of the public are joining him, covering some of the distance alongside him.
Det Chief Supt Cox became well-known in 2020 when he led a social media campaign to reduce speeding.
During the first UK lockdown, he became an unofficial national spokesperson for road safety, which saw his Twitter followers increase by 10,000 in just a few months.
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