On the run to help Sheffield campaign

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The Percy Pud 10k run returns on Sunday – and this year proceeds will go to an appeal backed by the Sheffield Telegraph.

Cavendish Cancer Care, which is raising £193,000 to move to a new home close to its existing base in Broomhall, is the official charity of this year’s race.

The event, which takes place this Sunday and is organised by the Steel City Striders, is one of the most popular in the Sheffield calendar and places sell out within hours.

More than 2,000 runners take to the roads around Loxley every year, and all who finish are awarded a Christmas pudding. Cavendish was offered a number of free places that runners can use to fundraise.

Mark Green, aged 47, from Hillsborough, will be among the runners. He took on the challenge of completing 2015 miles last year to raise money, finishing with the Percy Pud.

“I was thrilled when the charity was chosen to get spaces this year and was desperate to get involved. I chose to support Cavendish in memory of a friend’s mum – she used the service. It’s a great local charity that does so much to support people with cancer and their families. Running again this year feels like I’m doing my bit during such an exciting time for the charity.”

Richard Dunk, race director for the Percy Pud, said: “We’re really pleased to be giving them a platform to raise even more money to support local families affected by cancer.”

l Visit www.justgiving.com/Mark-Green38 to sponsor Mark or visit www.next25.co.uk for details of the appeal.