Back in 2013 I was going through a bad patch. I had got injured at work and became very angry with life. PS Matt Ratana joined Croydon borough and our paths crossed. We bonded over rugby and in the short time I worked with him he taught me to change my mindset over the injury and move on. We kept in touch through work and met a few times when he was visiting new Scotland Yard. I believe without matts mentioning I wouldn’t be where I am now. I am running the London marathon in aid to raise funds for his foundation in his honour and as a thank you.

Rory Burchett