Gwent Police Federation chair Steve Thorpe is encouraging officers to take part in the Ratana 10k 2021.
The first Ratana 10k was launched just weeks after the death of Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was killed in the line of duty at Croydon custody suite in September 2020.
This year’s event will take place throughout the month of April. As it is a virtual event, it can be completed wherever and whenever you like any time during the month.
Established by Matt’s good friend and colleague, Paul Hollis, the first event was a huge success with over 2,500 people taking part from home and raising over £40,000.
“Paul has done an amazing job in arranging the Ratana 10k and I would love to see members across Gwent taking part during April to show our continued support to the cause,” said Steve.
This year’s event will see all funds split between Matt’s partner, Su, and the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation established by his former friends and colleagues at East Grinstead Rugby Club.
Rugby was a huge passion for Matt and Paul wants to encourage rugby clubs to get involved, as well as every police force in the country.
Steve added: “As the event spans the entire month, it can be completed in various ways – whether that is completing the 10k in one go or by covering small distances daily. It is a great opportunity to perhaps get outdoors and enjoy the longer evenings, all for a great cause.”
Find out more about the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation.