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Sheffield business leaders join stand-up challenge

Business leaders in Sheffield are to try their hand at stand-up comedy as part of events raising funds for a hospital charity.

Ten men and women will be training for Funny Business with Sheffield comic Anthony J Brown who is known for his dark humour and dead-pan deliveries.

They will then test their skills at a public event designed to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity at Sheffield City Hall on November 29.

The money raised will go towards Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity's Do Your Bit campaign, which aims to raise £1.3 million to create a new research and treatment facility at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

Thousands sign up for Great Yorkshire 10k

More than 3,000 people have signed-up to take part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, which takes place in Sheffield on September 2. It will be the sixth-year of the 10K race, which includes both amateur and professional runners from across the country.

The run will start on Arundel Gate, before heading along Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, finally returning to the city centre. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity will again be the regional charity for the event and Diabetes UK is the nominated national charity.

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