Senior police officer sets off on epic
200km charity run
Road Safety Support was proud to be at the startline as Det Chief Supt Andy Cox set off on his gruelling 200km run to raise money for road crash victims and their families.
The senior police officer, who is Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, set off on leg one of the event yesterday morning from Crystal Palace Park in London, at the location of the first ever UK fatal crash.
Det Chief Supt Andy Cox, who is raising money for the charity RoadPeace, will complete the ambitious nine-day challenge during Global Road Safety Week, which runs from May 17-23, 2021.
Also the national lead for fatal collision investigation, reporting to the National Police Chiefs’ Council, he became well-known in 2020 when he led a social media campaign to reduce speeding.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police, road crash victims, event sponsors, members of the public and the RoadPeace team were also there to wave him off.
So far he has raised almost all of his £25,000 fundraising target and is working hard to promote the event and awareness of road danger through social media marketing and PR.
Road Safety Support has heavily support this important event in recent weeks by providing marketing and PR support to Det Chief Supt Cox.
Fellow road safety practirioners are urged to support the event on social media by sharing posts and using the hashtag #AndyCox200km.
Donations can be made here: Andy Cox 200km challenge
Det Chief Supt Cox is pictured above with Rebecca Morris, Media and Marketing Manager from Road Safety Support