Hampshire Police officers raise money for Children in Need

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A TEAM of officers from Hampshire Constabulary has raised more than £3,000 for Children in Need following a gruelling cross-channel challenge.

The team battled through knee injuries, blisters, nausea and exhaustion to make the 123-mile journey which saw them cycling and running from Alencon Police Station in France, to Basingstoke Police Station in Hampshire.

The challenge began on Thursday, November 13, when the team of six officers and support staff travelled to Alencon Police Station.

They then cycled from Alencon to the port of Caen – a distance of about 75 miles, through picturesque countryside.

They then boarded a ferry to Portsmouth where the fundraising continued with fellow passengers donating their spare change when they heard what the team was doing.