Sheffield's Percy Pud 10km race has donated £1,000 to South Yorkshire Police’s Benevolent Society.
Starting back in December 1993 with 600 runners, Percy Pud has grown in popularity each year. In 2018, over 3,200 runners completed the 10km course - each receiving their very own Christmas pud after crossing the finish line.
The race relies heavily on the support of more than 200 volunteers, including a large number of SYP Special Constables.
In order to say thank you for the support of South Yorkshire Police, race organisers Steel City Striders have made a £1,000 donation to the force's Benevolent Society which supports the needs of serving and retired officers and their families.
Race Director Richard Dunk presented the cheque to SYP, saying: “The race simply couldn't take place without the support of South Yorkshire Police as officers play such a vital role in keeping the course safe for runners. This donation is our way of saying thank you for the police assistance the event receives.”
December 2018’s Percy Pud race raised over £8,800 in total, with other donations made to St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Weston Park and numerous local charities.
More information about our Benevolent Society can be found here: https://www.narposouthyorkshire.co.uk/benevolent-society.php
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