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Festive Fun Run For a Good Claus

01 November 2016

Families and groups from across the region are invited to attend the annual Santas on the Run event at Stockeld Park later this month.

On Sunday 27th November, Santas of all ages will be taking part in the area’s favourite festive fun run. Now in its eight year, the event takes in a 1km course of Stockeld Park’s Enchanted Forest, with participants encouraged to run, walk (or even skip) up to 5km.

Last year’s event saw 500 Santas brave wintry conditions to raise over £10,000 for the hospice. Director of Fundraising, Jodie Shepherd, joined the Martin House team earlier this year and is looking forward to attending her first Santas on the Run. She said: “Since joining Martin House in Spring this year, I’ve been overwhelmed by the positivity and generosity of our supporters. The joy of an event like Santas on the Run is that it’s something people of any age can enjoy and make their own.

“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t taken part before to join us this year and experience a Martin House event for themselves. Not only is a wonderful way to celebrate the start of the festive season, your sponsorship could help us to support a family near you.”

This year’s event is once again sponsored by Kettlewell Fuels and Redrow Homes, whose generous support ensures that the event is able to raise even more money for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.

Entry to Santas on the Run is £10 for adults and £7 for children aged 5-16 and includes the all-important red suit and bushy beard. Eager participants can sign up online or contact the fundraising team on 01937 844569 or events@martinhouse.org.uk.