On your marks, get set go for charity fun run

Local tri-athlete Liz Burrows has teamed up with local business Yummy Yorkshire to challenge the people of Yorkshire to put on their running shoes for a good cause.

On Sunday 25 August, ice creamery Yummy Yorkshire is hosting a Family Fun Run to raise funds for The Sick Children’s Trust’s Branching Out Appeal to build a new ‘Home from Home’ at Sheffield Children’s Hospital which will provide free accommodation to families of sick children being treated at the hospital.

Liz will take part in the run which will be just under ¾ mile around a large field on the Yummy Yorkshire Farm near Denby Dale, with fun obstacles along the way. There will be numerous other activities taking place on the day including Traditional Punch and Judy shows, bouncy castle fun, an outdoor popcorn machine plus ice cream available to buy in the fields direct from Yummy Yorkshire’s recently refurbished retro trailer.

Louise Holmes, Director of Yummy Yorkshire said: “This is the second time we have supported the charity’s appeal this year as in April we donated some of the proceeds of our ice cream sold to the charity. This time round we wanted to do something move active that could involve the whole family.

“It is going to be a lovely family friendly event and all participants are winners and will receive a certificate, medal and Yummy Yorkshire goody bag at the finish line. Pre-registering is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment as places are limited so just stop by Yummy Yorkshire coffee shop and ice-cream parlour and fill in a form ahead of the day.”

The event opens at 10.30am with Registration (for those who haven’t pre-registered) followed by a fun warm up delivered by Liz Burrows to get everyone in the mood. The Fun Run itself will kick off at 11.30am.

Laura Leverton, Regional Fundraiser – Yorkshire at The Sick Children’s Trust added: “We are so grateful for the ongoing support Yummy Yorkshire has given the charity with this appeal. It is so important for us in attempting to raise this money to have the backing of the local community and the businesses.”