TWO police officers pounded the streets this week to raise funds for a cancer charity.
North Wales Police Eastern Division's Chief Inspector Bob Wilson and Inspector Dave Jolly walked the 20-odd miles from Wrexham to Connah's Quay last week.
They took on the Cancer Beat challenge to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, and were joined on the last leg of the walk by Shotton community beat manager Hazel Goss, who is undergoing chemotherapy.
The Mail caught up with the officers at Bryn Tirion school in Shotton, where they stopped to collect cash raised by the pupils.
Insp Jolly said: 'It's gone all right, to be fair, and we have been fortunate with the weather. We will have to wait until we have got all the money in but we are hoping to have raised in excess of £1,000.'
Chief Insp Wilson said: 'There were lots of people waving and sounding their horns - not that we would encourage that, of course!'
Chief Insp Wilson and Insp Jolly also made stops at police stations and businesses along the route to pick up cash.
More than 40,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
It is the most common form of cancer in the UK and more than 1,000 women die of the disease every month.
About 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
Breast Cancer Care offers information, practical assistance and emotional support to anyone affected by breast cancer. Every year it receives almost two million requests for support and information through its services, which are free of charge.
For further information, call the Breast Cancer Care helpline free on 0808 800 6000.