BAKERY workers are on a roll with preparations for their cancer charity run.
They have reached their halfway target of 250 runners to take part in the Greggs' Children's Cancer Run, which helps raise cash for seriously ill children.
It is the first time that the bakery chain has organised a run in Yorkshire.
The workers have set themselves a target of 500 runners, who can take part in either a one-mile or five-mile run.
The run will take place at 10am on Sunday, May 14, at Bramham Park, near Wetherby.
The event was launched at St James's Hospital in Leeds by actor Chris Chittel, who plays Eric Pollard in the soap opera Emmerdale.
Greggs' financial director and the run organiser, Duncan Smith, said: "To have had so many entries with over a month still left to go is fantastic.
"Greggs' charity runs have proved to be hugely popular in other divisions throughout the country. I am sure the Yorkshire run will be equally as successful."
Greggs aim to raise lots of dough - at least £10,000, which will be given to the Candlelighters charity at St James's Hospital.
The Candlelighters group was formed in 1971 to help treat young cancer sufferers and find a cure.
Each year 150 local children and teenagers are referred to the hospital's specialist unit.
The money raised through sponsorship will be used to pay for research into children's cancer.
Candlelighters spokes- woman Sally Amos said: "The charity run is going to be a great event for the Candlelighters.
"The run will raise a great deal of awareness of the charity and, hopefully, a lot of money will be raised through the runners' sponsorship.
"The funds raised through events like these are essential for Candlelighters' research, which we know has a direct effect on the recovery rate of our patients, who travel to Leeds from all over the region."
The company wants to see as many people as possible take part in the run. It promises a fun day, featuring live entertainment, stalls and a children's funfair.
Over the 23 years that the company has run the event it has raised more than £3m for children's cancer research.
The fun runs take place throughout the country, and there are more than 12,000 participants each year.
Application forms to take part in the run can be obtained from any Greggs shop.