Kids of COPS super skydive raises £7,000 for the charity

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Kids of COPS skydive

A GROUP of daring children of fallen police officers have raised more than £7,000 for Care Of Police Survivors by jumping out of a plane.

It was third time lucky for the 10 members of the group (pictured) who took part in a tandem skydive on Saturday 25 October.

According to the organisers, all of the team “absolutely loved” the experience at Langer Airfield in Nottingham.

Initial attempts to get off the ground in July – on the Saturday of the annual Survivors’ Weekend – and then again in August had failed.

“It was third time lucky…weather conditions had been holding us back,” said Vicky Moore, organiser of the event.

“It was a very, very good day. Everyone absolutely loved it. I think everyone really enjoyed it.

“It put us all out of our comfort zones but has raised more awareness of COPS and we have raised an incredible amount of money that none of us thought we would raise.”

The group initially started out hoping to raise £1,000 – so were “really pleased” to gain seven times that amount of sponsorship.

Vicky added: “I didn’t think in a million years that we would raise so much. People have given us support and donations from every direction so we are really thankful for that.”

Those jumping out of the plane were Chris, Jonny and Vicky Moore, children of PC Bryan Moore, of Leicestershire Police, Alexandra Munn, daughter of Leicestershire Police PC Andrew Munn, Matthew Walker, son of Nottinghamshire Police PC Ged Walker, Alix Brodie, daughter of PC Kenneth Brodie, of Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Grace Owen, daughter of PC Paul Owen, of West Midlands Police, Zak Jones and Harri Jones, sons of PC Stan Jones, of Surrey Police, and Rachael Robinson, daughter of PC Glenn Robinson of North Yorkshire Police.

Abi Walker, daughter of West Yorkshire PC Ian Walker, was unable to complete the skydive on October 25 so will be doing it at a later date.

So why did they take up this challenge?

Vicky says: “I was sat at one of the COPS weekends and I was unable to go on one of the trips because I was too old. I sat there thinking to myself ‘What can I do to give back to this charity and will also be a challenge in itself.’ I talked about it with the others. And everyone said it sounded really good.”

She added: “A lot of people donate to charities and don’t realise how much it helps people – but this money will help COPS and families who have lost their loved ones on duty.

“COPS provides a support network that you need… getting together with other people… which means a lot in the healing process after losing somebody.”

Vicky said the team were “getting ideas together” for what to do next. “There will be another challenge coming up,” she predicted.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the group can click here


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