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But at the last minute the rain dried up and around 200 Father Christmases set off on a one mile run – or walk – around Huddersfield town centre.
The annual event, organised by Huddersfield Lions and sponsored by RRG Toyota, is in its fifth year and enables local charities to raise funds with out worrying about all the administrative costs and bureaucratic hassle.
Colne Valley Conservative MP Jason McCartney and his two daughters Daisy and Eleanor were part of 21 runners who ran on behalf of the Joseph Salmon Trust which provides financial advice for parents who have lost a child.
Founder Neil Salmon, of Marsh, said: “That is a lot for a little charity like us. We have raised over £600.”
It was crunch time when 11-year-old Brooke Inglesfield gave up crisps for a year –Cheap Jerseys from china in the name of charity.The Huddersfield Grammar School pupil loved her cheese and onion flavoured snacks.But she was prepared to sacrifice her crisps all in a good cause.Throughout 2013 Brooke, of Marsh, refused to indulge as she set about collecting cash for the Huddersfield-based Joseph Salmon Trust.
CHILDREN put their best foot forward to help a fundraising marathon-mum.
Mother-of-three Jane Potter, who lives in Lindley, is pounding the streets in a series of charity runs.
She aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Joseph Salmon Trust by running the equivalent distance from Huddersfield to Rome throughout the year.
Jane has already received massive support from family and friends in her fundraising quest – and now children from Lindley Infant School have sprung into action to give her mission a huge boost of more than £2,000.