Aspiring Essex Police officers have raised £3,220 for an Essex based charity after scaling indoor climbing wall equating to the height of Ben Nevis.

Eighteen student Police Constables, part of Essex Police College’s A2 Intake, spent the day scaling 1345 metres of indoor climbing wall as well as competing in a muddy Nuclear Races run.

Each officer climbed almost 80m and together the group reached the summit in two seconds shy of two hours.

As part of their training course to become Police Constables the team took on the climbing challenge and a Nuclear Races run in Brentwood to raise money for SNAP.

SNAP is an Essex based charity for parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities. SNAP aims to inform, encourage and support parents, allowing them to grow in strength and knowledge so that they are better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.

A representative from SNAP said: “Everyone at SNAP is extremely grateful for the incredible support we have received from the Essex Police A2 team.

"The amazing sponsorship raised from these daring challenges will help towards the life-changing services SNAP provides to local families affected by disability and we cannot thank the team enough.
“This year alone, another 355 new families have turned to SNAP for the first time for advice and services and we really couldn’t be here without the wonderful support we receive from the local community.”