Police cycling challenge for children's charity

Devon and Cornwall Police will be doing their bit to help raise money for a national police children s charity. Dominic Chambers, Manager of the Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) charity, will be cycling to 43 forces in England, Scotland and Wales to raise a

Devon and Cornwall Police will be doing their bit to help raise money for a national police children's charity.

Dominic Chambers, Manager of the Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) charity, will be cycling to 43 forces in England, Scotland and Wales to raise awareness of the organisation.

The 'Tour de Force' cycling challenge, will see Dominic visiting each police headquarters between 1 - 23 August.

He will be pedalling over 2,000 miles in just 23 days - covering the same duration as the Tour de France.


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Dominic hopes to raise over �60,000 from the challenge, with each Force contributing to the cause through their own fundraising events.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary has raised �1,000 through proceeds from Bumblebee - the police property auction website.

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Assistant Chief Constable Paul Netherton will be presenting Dominic with a cheque on his arrival at HQ on Monday 3 August.

ACC Paul Netherton, said: "CVOC has helped a great many children who have been traumatised by crime affecting them or their close family. This is a very worthwhile charity that we are glad to be able to contribute to."

Since being founded in 1994, the charity has helped over 4,000 child victims of crime under the age of 16 by providing them with support and gifts ranging from personal counselling to sponsored trips to Disneyworld in Florida.

Anyone wishing to support Dominic in his cycling challenge, can visit: www.cvoc.org.uk/content/tour/ to make a donation.

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