A team of Sheffield runners is planning to to set up a donation point at the finish line of this year’s Percy Pud 10k, for people who want to donate their Christmas Pudding prize to a pair of local charities.
Steel City Striders and Strideout Running Club decided to introduce the charitable twist to the popular festive Sheffield race, which sees runners receive a Christmas pudding at the finish rather than the traditional medal.
Paula Moffat, of Strideout, said: “The original idea came about after one of our members, halfway around last year’s race - while very out of breath - spluttered “I don’t know why I’m doing this, I hate Christmas pudding!”
“We figured there must be others out there whose puddings would sit in a cupboard and who might donate their Percy one to a good cause. We asked our own members last year if they would like to donate their puddings to a local scheme providing Christmas lunch for those that had nowhere to go, and had a great response.”
Any puddings collected at the donation point, on December 4, will be split between the Cathedral Archer Project, helping the homeless in our city and the Sheffield S6 Food bank.