A GROUP of 25 local coppers are cycling 400 miles in just four days in memory of a special little girl.
The officers, from Solihull Police Station, are cycling from the Cutty Sark, in London, to Le Mans, in central France, to raise money for the hospital which cared for Meghna Kaur Amaro before her tragic death, aged just six-years-old.
Meghna was diagnosed with renal failure as a baby and became one of the country’s youngest children to have dialysis.
Tragically, before her father was able to donate his kidney, Meghna developed cancer at the age of two – automatically preventing her from being eligible for the transplant until she had been clear of the disease for two years.
Although doctors eventually gave the go ahead for the transplant in September 2013, despite their best efforts she passed away shortly after her sixth birthday in the November.
Now, a group of local policemen and women are raising money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in her memory.
Speaking about the challenge ahead, Sgt Gill from the station said: “Whilst this might be a tough grueling four day ride, it’s nothing compared to the suffering that the children at the hospital go through.
“Their smiling faces never falter and should be an inspiration to us all.”
The ‘Kiddiecopper’ cyclists will set off on the hilly trek from central London on Wednesday, June 10 – travelling to Folkestone on the first day before crossing The Channel to France.
Donations can be made to the cause online at www.justgiving.com/kiddecoppers/