Sheffield Chase the Pud

6th November 2014

Christmas puddings might usually be blamed for expanding our waistlines over the festive season, but not this year.

Fundraisers from across South Yorkshire are getting ready to go the distance for this year's festive Santa Jog with a difference. Chase the Pud Sheffield will help to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and takes place on Sunday 7 December at 11am at Tudor Square in the City Centre. The 'Chase the Pud' events are fun for all the family and a great way to celebrate the start of the festive season with colleagues too. The event follows a one mile course and you can run, jog or walk. The event is also accessible for anyone in wheeled transport. This year's event, in partnership with Sheffield City Council and BBC Radio Sheffield, will see hundreds of people jog dressed as Santa, chasing a Christmas pudding. All money raised from the event will help to fund the BHFs life-saving research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer. For over 50 years the BHF has pioneered research that's transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. This work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to BHF shops will help make a difference to people's lives. Lauren Mallinson, Community Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said: -Chase the Pud Sheffield provides the perfect way to kick-start the festivities. With a Santa costume provided for all adults who take part and children under 14 encouraged to come in any fancy dress they like, it's an excellent way for friends, families and colleagues to get together, share some Christmas spirit and help raise money for the BHF. We are calling on the local business community to support us too by registering work teams to take part. Together we can make a difference but we can't do it without you. Entry is £10. For more information and to register, please go to bhf.org.uk/chasethepud, call 0300 330 3322 or email frsupport@bhf.org.uk

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