Did you know the very first Red Nose Day was in 1988 and a massive £15 million was raised?

Each year there are more and more people who donate towards this cause and even more people getting involved fundraising themselves, including celebrities! In 2015, it was announced that in the 30 year history of Comic Relief, the Red Nose Day and Sport Relief appeals had raised in excess of £1.4 billion!

Money raised goes towards helping people across the UK and around the World this includes supporting people with getting access to quality mental health services, accessing safe accommodation, accessing specialist services for those who experience domestic abuse.

Mount Everest is 8,848 meters high … the average house has 13 stairs.  In order to climb Mount Everest the cadets and leaders attempted to climb 4,466 flights of stairs within five days leading up to the 19th of March, Red Nose Day. Even Authorised Firearms Officer Ian Saunders one of Gloucestershire’s VPC leaders took up the challenge climbing in full operational kit!

 

 

Everest Challenge
Everest challenge
Everest challenge

Their wonderful cadets and leaders including the Treasure Seeker cadets started climbing on the 15th of March and climbed through to the 19th of March logging every step and although they did not manage to reach the top the intrepid climbers did manage 3,275 flights of stairs and raised an amazing £1,081.00 for this wonderful cause.  

Gloucestershire Police could not be prouder of their Volunteer Police Cadets and leaders and you never know next year they may reach the top!