The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has sounded a rallying call to Sheffield to get in to the Christmas spirit by signing up to Chase the Pud. Scheduled for Sunday 11 December, the annual festival fundraiser sees friends and family get together for a 1 mile run, jog or walk around Sheffield City Centre to help raise money for life saving research.
Last year’s event saw over 300 people wear Santa costumes and chase a Christmas pudding around Sheffield, with an incredible £10,000 raised in the fight against heart disease. The money raised from Chase the Pud will help fund groundbreaking research to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat these devastating conditions.
Lauren Mallinson, BHF Fundraising Manager for Sheffield, said the festive cheer ‘Chase the Pud’ brings, makes it an ideal event in the lead up to Christmas: “When you think of Christmas pudding, you probably don’t think about running after one, but Chase the Pud is a great way to work up an appetite for the festive period!”
Lauren added: “It’s always a really fun event to get people warmed up for the Christmas season whilst raising money to help us fund even more ground-breaking research into heart and circulatory disease.”
Chase the Pud is suitable for all ages and the route is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs and can be finished at the participant’s own pace. Tickets for Sheffield Chase the Pud are available now and are £10 for adults, which includes a Santa suit and free for children under 14. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Christmas character.
More information, including details on events in Doncaster and York, is available at the BHF website.