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Cops run up the City's tallest building for cancer patient Robyn, seven

PUBLISHED: 17:03 22 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:30 05 October 2010

NEW POLICE recruits ran 920 steps up one of London s tallest towers to raise money for a young girl with a rare form of cancer. The team of 25 PCs included eight from Tower Hamlets but Shoreditch based PC Phil John reached the top of the 600ft Tower 42 in

NEW POLICE recruits ran 920 steps up one of London's tallest towers to raise money for a young girl with a rare form of cancer.

The team of 25 PCs included eight from Tower Hamlets but Shoreditch based PC Phil John reached the top of the 600ft Tower 42 in just seven minutes.

The former Marine and his colleagues had trained for the fund-raising event to raise money for the Robyn Higgins appeal.

The seven-year-old Met policeman's daughter was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma cancer, a cancer which only affects children under the age of 10 and is extremely aggressive.

Specialist treatment to combat the illness is only available in New York and her family needed to raise £300,000 to fund her care.

The team of PCs hoped to raise more than £2,000 with their run at the tower on Old Broad Street in the city on Friday.

They are due to attend their passing out parade next Friday.

Sponsors can help boost the fund by donating via www.justgiving.com/Tower42Run


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