Politicians are well known for arguing about how our hard earned money should be spent.
And now Ed Balls wants you to give it to him.
The Outwood and Morley MP has signed up to take part in this year’s Wakefield Hospice 10K race.
Mr Balls said: “Wakefield Hospice does such important work supporting people across our area and I’m delighted to have been asked to start the race this year.
“Times are tough for people at the moment but if people can, it would be great to get as much sponsorship as possible for such an important cause. Anyone who wants to donate can do so via my office or my Just Giving web page.”
Mr Balls will be joined his constituency office staff and Horbury and South Ossett councillor, Rory Bickerton.
The annual Wakefield 10K and Fun Run takes place on Sunday, April 6, at Thornes Park. This year the charity is hoping to raise £40,000 to help care for local patients with terminal illnesses.
It is the largest annual fundraising event organised by the hospice and around 1,300 runners are expected to take part.
Danielle Cain, event organiser, said: “We are delighted that Ed and his team will be joining us to raise funds for patients and their families living with an end of life diagnosis here in Wakefield. We hope it will inspire other local runners to join the run, too.”
For more information visit www.wakefieldhospice.org or call 01924 213900.
To sponsor Mr Balls and his team, log on to www.justgiving.com/TeamEdBalls