We Won’t Go Until We Race Some!
The Christmas pudding is undoubtedly a festive institution, deserving of its place at the table alongside crackers, turkey, mulled wine and naff chart-fillers. But before you settle down to scoff one of these lovely wintry orbs, why not give it a sporting send-off as well as raising funds for cancer research?
The 7th December will no doubt once again see people up and down the country squeezing into Santa suits or any other iconic Christmassy garb and attempting to leg it as fast as they can around a specially constructed course, while carrying a pudding. Endearingly mad, reassuringly British and undoubtedly festive!
Last year’s event raised £21,000 so why not help out and give Cancer Research UK some much-needed cheer, whether you race in Brighton or London?
A Right Pudding
“But why should I?” you may ask, as you stretch and yawn now the clocks have changed for winter. The likelihood, though, is that you know full well why, especially if you or a friend have lost someone to cancer. And let’s face it, if you can’t get yourself motivated to have fun as well as raise funds for what is a great and noble cause, you’re something of a humbug!
Yourself and five friends will need to raise a minimum of £600 in sponsorship after you register, which you can do at www.xmaspuddingrace.org.uk/LondonEnter or if you don’t want to race you can simply make a donation through JustGiving at www.justgiving.com/xmaspuddingrace2013.
The Race Toward Christmas
If that hasn’t whetted your appetite, take a look at the official Christmas Pudding Race short film at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhkQMlQiWHQ. If that Chas & Dave-ish bar-room piano hasn’t got you rocking and rolling into your silliest costume and raring to go at the start line, what will it take?
We didn’t want to have to resort to it, but just remember, a certain Mr Claus knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake, raise a bit of dosh and take home that “good deed well done” feeling. Plus it’ll ease the guilt at having dipped straight into the mince pies and ruined your diet after you finish, so everybody wins!
Written by Chris Morley