17 Apr 2014

In loving memory of PC Andrew Duncan

PC Andrew Duncan 

A group of family, friends and colleagues have come together to create a lasting memorial for speeding victim PC Andrew Duncan who died last September.

Tragically, aged only 47, Andrew was killed by a speeding driver while on-duty checking vehicle speeds. A dedicated officer, and married father of two, he had been with the Met Police for 23 years.

His sister Julia Williamson decided to set up a memorial fund to raise money for Andrew’s memorial. Andrew’s friends, family and colleagues will raise money through a number of events, including the Three Peaks Race and the London Marathon.

Creating a legacy for Andrew

Julia recalls: “Andrew was a lovely man, he was modest, reliable, honest, funny and down-to-earth. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.”

A loving husband and father, Andrew was also passionate about water, having lived near the river Thames all his life.

Drawing from Andrew’s passion for water and safety, the idea evolved to creating a legacy in the form of a ‘river safety and awareness programme’. Julia explains: “This is a perfect tribute to Andrew as it incorporates the river, the police, sea scouts and the community.”

Supporting new charities on MyDonate

Speaking about their choice of fundraising platform, Julia said: “MyDonate offers a completely free online fundraising facility, including processing Gift Aid. As a new charity, it may be some time before we gain charity registration, however, MyDonate allows charities to register with them as a ‘recognised charity”.

You can donate to the fundraising page for the PC Andrew Duncan Memorial fund.

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