Calling entrants for Worthing’s third Christmas Pudding Race

Jacobs Steel took home last year's Christmas Pudding Race trophy
Jacobs Steel took home last year's Christmas Pudding Race trophy

WHAT better way to get into the Christmas spirit than signing up for Worthing’s third Christmas Pudding Race?

The event hopes to raise £10,000 to keep the Ashdown Centre open for a whole year, providing invaluable support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

It takes place on Saturday, November 28, in Steyne Gardens, Worthing, with teams of five racing on a 50 metre inflatable assault course.

They have to face challenges like hanging baubles on a Christmas tree, throwing presents in Santa’s sack and racing through Winter Wonderland to tag their partner - all in fancy dress while holding a Christmas pudding.

Polly Bishop, Guild Care’s media officer, said: “The Ashdown Centre provides specialist care for children with special needs and disabilities, saving local families from breaking point.

“With Guild Care’s support, parents get much-needed time to themselves and their child can play, laugh and live life to the full in a caring and supportive environment.

“Please help us raise £10,000 to keep the Ashdown Centre open for another year. For local families who urgently need our help, this would be the best gift of all this Christmas.”

Last year, Jacobs Steel took home Guild Care’s Christmas Pudding Race trophy. This year, the Christmas Pudding Race promises to be bigger, better and bouncier than ever, with a brand-new grass venue and extended course.

Entry costs just £25 per team of five, with prizes for the best dressed and fastest times.

Races will take place between 10am and 2.30pm. Guild Care will also be running a series of head-to-head sessions for those who cannot get a whole team together.

Email or call 01903 528613 for more information.

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