Cancer Research UK raises funds with 39th annual Great Christmas Pudding Race

Source: Neringa Ruseckaite

Covent Garden’s West Piazza was transformed into a rather unusual race track on Saturday 7th December for Cancer Research UK’s annual Great Christmas Pudding Race. 

The participants wore Christmas-themed costumes and competed on the obstacle course while carrying traditional Christmas puddings in their hands.

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The winning team came to London all the way from Australia and were awarded for their efforts by an impersonator of Her Majesty the Queen – the resemblance was so canny, some people believed she was the real thing!

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In between the qualifying races, spectators enjoyed music from jazz vocal girl group The Roxys.

The event was held to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. 

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According to statistics, one in two people get some form of cancer in their lifetime. 

 

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Words: Neringa Ruseckaite

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