Christmas Pudding Race 2015

Over 60 people took part in the 2015 Christmas pudding race held this year on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge.

Ten teams carried a Cole’s Christmas pudding around an obstacle course that included a "festive limbo" and a bouncy castle assault course.

Over £6,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK. Alison Orr from Cancer Research UK said: "The race is organised by local fundraisers and all the money will go straight to local research."

The charity's Cambridge Institute is involved with "pioneering research", including liquid biopsies that can track a tumour's DNA and a "cytosponge", which when swallowed can detect the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer and "one of the hardest to detect early", she added.