Fundraising bike ride for police officer diagnosed with brain cancer
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A 24-hour static bike ride will take place at Rushden Lakes this weekend to raise money for PC Jack Watts – a Northamptonshire Police officer who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Starting on Sunday, August 20, at 9am, and finishing 24 hours later, a team of eight off-duty police officers will aim to cycle on static bikes for a whole day without stopping.
The aim of the event is to raise as much money as possible for PC Jack Watts of Northamptonshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, who was recently been told he has stage four brain cancer.
As there are no treatment options currently available on the NHS, Jack’s family, friends and colleagues are fundraising to help him undergo treatment abroad.
The event will also be an opportunity for the local community to come down and meet their neighbourhood policing officers who will be there alongside the Force’s Beat Bus.
PC Imogen Robinson, who organised the event, said: “Jack is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and a true gentleman. He is a diligent, tenacious officer who always has a smile on his face and lights up any room he walks into.
“Here at Northamptonshire Police, we want to do everything we can to help raise as much money as possible for him and this event is part of that aim.
“Please do come along to encourage us and to donate money if you can - every penny matters and will count towards Jack’s treatment.
“We hope also that by holding this event at Rushden Lakes, we will be able to engage with the local community and talk to them about the issues that matter to them.”