Thrapston marathon man's sweet charity offering promises plenty of puddings including his spotted dick

A Thrapston man in remission from leukaemia has invited people to a pudding party charity fundraising festival where he will serve up 30 homemade desserts.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 11:10 am
Keith Morson

Keith Morson has been helped by friends and family who will be providing the spread of sweets with hot and cold desserts - including his own spotted dick.

The all-you-can-eat event will boost Keith's London 2020 Marathon fundraising total, which he is running the in aid of Anthony Nolan - the stem cell charity.

Keith, 48, said: "I wanted to give something back to people. It gives pleasure. My wife Sam will be making a raspberry frangipane but I'm going to make a spotted dick.

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"I've not made one before but I wanted to provide a hot pudding that wasn't based on apples.

"Kind family and friends will be supplying around 30 puddings and I will be asking for £5 donations for folk to come along and scoff as many as they can manage.

"Free tea and coffee is on tap to wash it all down with."

Charity Anthony Nolan helps people with all types of blood cancer find lifesaving stem cell donors.

Since his leukaemia diagnosis last year, Keith, who is a detective sergeant with Northamptonshire Police, has been encouraging people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell


He previously spent 24 hours banged-up behind bars in a police cell in a sponsored fundraiser.

His training for the London 2020 Marathon has been temporarily halted by a knee injury.

He said: "I've damaged my knee but I really need to get back on the road. I may have to lay off having too many puddings because I can't burn them off as easily at the moment.

"Anyone can turn up - all they need is an empty stomach. Every penny will go towards saving the lives of people of all ages who are suffering with blood cancer."

Keith's unlimited pudding fest takes place at The Plaza, Cosy Nook, Thrapston on Sunday, November 24, from 3pm to 5pm.

Entry is by donation £5 for adults and £3 for children.

To donate to Keith's London Marathon total click here or for more information about Anthony Nolan click here.