Watch this space for us announcing 2016’s date!!
Now in is 22nd year, we hold this event annually in aid of the Leicester Royal Infirmary children’s ward 27, raising much needed cash to support the work they do. In a nutshell, basically all who are taking part have a partner who they are 3 legged with, (as if that wasn’t hard enough) and between them they carry a sack of potatoes (or.. spuds!) whilst stopping at pubs on route.
In 2014’s event we raised £892, and for 2015 we raised £993 and hope to keep increasing our total- any help is always welcome, whether that be taking part in the race, helping us with supplies if you happen to be a local business (as you can imagine we need a lot of sacks of spuds!), or just being there on the night to support, its all about raising as much money as we can for the hospital charity. If you want to get involved, please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us raise as much as possible by supporting us via Virgin moneygiving, every penny will help the hospital! If you are sponsoring a specific member of the team, don’t forget to mention on your donation.
2015’s Event is kindly sponsored by WJ Brooks Potatoes Ltd, for all your potato needs, contact WJ Brooks on 0116 244 8388
How it all began…
Gordon was invited on to ward 27 after helping a friend of the club by giving them a lift one day to visit their child at the hospital, and decided that there must be something the club could do to help the children, who unfortunately were in need of treatment on the ward, to make their stay more comfortable and help take their mind off what could be a very upsetting time.
The club then set about organizing a fund raising event which we called “The Spud Run”, and the rest as they say is history… 20+ years on and the event is still going strong.
The club decided that as a mark of respect for our late Grandmaster, Robert H Johnson that we would hold the event in his memory and we have done this ever since.
A bit about how the money we raise is used…
The money raised helps the hospital provide some excellent facilities for the comfort of the children who are receiving treatment on the ward.