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POLICE officers from across West Sussex will be taking part in a 185-mile charity run from tomorrow.

Officers and staff will run between 15 police stations across the county, stopping at Chichester and Bognor.

The officers will be raising funds for Sergeant Wendy Dowman, an officer for Sussex Police who was badly injured in a crash.

On September 5, 2010, while off-duty, Sgt Dowman was involved in a car crash.

She is now in a wheelchair and requires round-the-clock care from the charity The Chaseley Trust.

Sgt Carrie Kwasniewski, from Sussex Police, said: ‘I have known Sgt Wendy Dowman for almost my whole career.

‘She is a very good friend and colleague.

‘I went to visit Wendy just before Christmas and she is so well looked after at Chaseley that myself and colleagues decided we had to do something to support the charity.’

Chief Constable Martin Richards added: ‘I am looking forward to running the first leg of the relay to support The Chaseley Trust and the fantastic work the charity does.

‘Chaseley has become a home for Sgt Dowman and now we would like to do something to assist them with continuing to care for her and others who require nursing care.’

The relay is due to finish on Saturday. Visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/carriekwasniewski1