Christmas Pudding Race raises over £300

Christmas Pudding Race raises over £300

On Saturday 20th December over 300 people took part in the Christmas Pudding Race at Ashburnham Place, raising over £300 for Epilepsy Lifestyle.

The two lap multi-terrain 5 mile race took place in this unique setting and was a rare opportunity to run through the grounds of Ashburnham Place – a setting of great natural beauty with over 220 acres rich in wildlife.

Runners enjoyed Christmas Puddings and other Festive goodies on completion of the race and everyone received a special commemorative festive medal and a glass of warming Mulled Wine.

Xmas pudding run 2

Children were able to join in the fun too with a children’s race and there was also a 2 mile fun run for the less experienced runners to take part in.

The Christmas Pudding Race is an annual event, organised by Nice Work who are based in Peasmarsh in East Sussex.  Nice Work, which is run by Martin and Kathy Burke, is a family run business organising over 150 running events annually and 2014 saw the 10th anniversary of the Christmas Pudding Race.

Martin and Cathy heard about the work of Epilepsy Lifestyle through Irene Kitson, who regularly runs at the Nice Work events.  Irene is Nan to Jude who received an Emfit Epilepsy Monitor through the charity.  After hearing of the potentially life-saving work done by Epilepsy Lifestyle Martin and Cathy very kindly offered to support the charity at the Christmas Pudding Race and as well as an extremely generous donation of £250, a further £62.54 was raised through a bucket collection on the day.

Our thanks goes to Martin and Cathy for their generous support and also to all the runners, friends and family who donated through the bucket collection, enabling us to provide another Emfit Epilepsy Monitor to another child with an epilepsy diagnosis.

 Anyone interested in the races organised by Nice Work can find out more at their website.