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Coventry chocoholic who spends hundreds on addiction raises money for good cause

Shaun Reynolds 13th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY chocoholic has entered the unknown this month by giving up the sweet treat for the whole of March to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Sandeep Sandhu has never gone a whole month without chocolate – and is running a competition to help her reach the £250 target she has set.

Sandeep has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to run a competition which involves entrants guessing how many sweets there are in a jar.

The winner will receive a large chocolate bear – every donation of £2 will allow for one guess as to how many sweets are in the jar.

As a bonus, should Sandeep reach her £250 target, her employer – Mylane Estate Agents – will match the funds she has raised to make a grand total of £500.

The fundraiser, who admits to spending 80 per cent of her student loan on chocolate, said: “I’ve always been a chocoholic and this will be a really difficult challenge for me.

“Simply knowing that I’m raising funds for a worthwhile cause makes it all worthwhile though.

“I don’t think I’ve ever gone a week without chocolate, let alone a month.”

Money raised will help the British Heart Foundation fund its life saving heart research.

To support Sandeep’s cause, visit www.justgiving.com/sandeepgivesupchocolate/