Pump weights and brew up to boost brain tumour cause

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A weightlifting competition will help pump some cash into a brain cancer charity’s coffers.

Students in Sheffield have organised the contest as part of a full week of activities for Brainstrust from Monday, February 24, which is also the charity’s fundraising initiative Teafest.

Members of society charity wing Synapse – made up of medical students from The University of Sheffield – will be urging people to lift 1,658lbs at the S10 gym as 1658 is the year when tea first arrived in England.

A bake sale, coffee tasting and pub quiz will also be organised by students and residents across the county for Teafest to help hundreds of people with brain tumours.

n Visit www.facebook.com/synapseteafest2014 for more details.