Two West Mercia Police officers to undertake Malvern Hills trek 'in full kit' to raise charity funds - The Malvern Observer

Two West Mercia Police officers to undertake Malvern Hills trek 'in full kit' to raise charity funds

Malvern Editorial 13th May, 2024   0

TWO WEST Mercia Police officers will trek across the Malvern Hills wearing full protective uniform and kit to raise £6,000 to support the Emergency Services Aid Charity.

PC Chris Fowler and Sgt Rob Seewoosaha will undertake the hike in their own time.

In September this year PC Fowler and PS Sewoosaha, better known as Chris and Swoosh, will be using their own leave to join others – mainly from ‘Blue Light’ backgrounds.

They will be transporting disused ambulances and fire engines through Spain, over the Mediterranean and down the west side of Africa to The Gambia.

The transports will then be handed over for use by the people living there.


Their journey will take around two to two-and-a-half where they will travel from the south coast of the UK, board a ferry to northern Spain, drive to the south and cross the Strait of Gibraltar.

From there, they will travel down the west coast of the African continent through Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and then into The Gambia.

But first, Chris and Swoosh each need to raise £3,000 which goes towards the purchase of the vehicles, their maintenance, fuel, and upkeep.

To raise the cash, they have so far completed a pub quiz at The Arch Rivals and secured sponsorship from MOSU hair in Worcester.

On June 24, the fund-raising friends will be walking from the most southern point of the Malvern Hills to the most northern point, tackling each individual hill and covering more than 10 miles.

To make the task even more challenging, Chris – an authorised firearms officer – and Swoosh – a police support unit trained Sergeant – will both be wearing their heavy workwear (minus the firearms), thanks to permission from Temporary Chief Constable Alex Murray.

Swoosh said: “This will be hard and most definitely painful with the amount of kit that we will be carrying but it is all for a great charity which helps so many people who really need the support.

“We are asking for people to assist us in raising money for our chosen cause and for us to each our milestone with any money they can spare.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.”

Visit to boost the pair’s coffers.

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