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We’d like to introduce Jamie! Jamie is a carriage driver, and together with his pals Shire horses Willam and Millie and Boo Boo Beithe the farm dog, he will be taking on an epic fundraising journey whilst raising funds for Police Care UK and The Firefighter’s Charity.


The Coldcroft Shires Challenge is a 600 mile journey from Gloucestershire up to Morayshire in North East Scotland all on board his carriage pulled by the Shire horses. The journey will start on Saturday June 5th 2021 and the trip will take about six weeks in total.

Jamie is undertaking this journey to raise monies for @PoliceCareUK and @TheFireFightersCharity. Two essential charities that support serving and retired police officers and fire fighters. Police Care UK will receive 75% and The Fire Fighters Charity receive 25% of the donations. Jamie says

“My brother, PC John Alcock, was a serving officer with Grampian Police stationed at Elgin in Morayshire. In August 2003 he was involved in a road traffic accident whilst on duty. He was travelling with colleagues to do their shift on Royal Protection at Balmoral. He went unconscious at the scene of the accident and never recovered consciousness after. He died 14 years later. John was buried with full Police honours at Garmouth, just north of Fochabers, in October 2017.

The local Police Federation, Police charities and Chief Constable looked after his needs and issues as much as they could and in a most generous way. They did their best for his partner and young son too. I want to help raise money so that others can be helped by them. With your help and generosity, we can do this together.”

Please support Jamie and the team with their journey by visiting his Virgin Money Giving Page and giving a few pounds!

You will be able to follow the journey in real time and see the intended route by clicking here > You can also follow Jamie on Instagram and see how he is getting on! Straightfromthehorsesmouth2021

Thank you Jamie and team! We wish you all the luck in the world!



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