Fund-raisers urged to get into the festive spirit for The Myton Hospices - The Stratford Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

Fund-raisers urged to get into the festive spirit for The Myton Hospices

NOTHING says ‘Christmas’ quite like pulling on a Santa suit and running, jogging or walking 5km for charity.

At least according to The Myton Hospices which is hoping supporters – and lovers of all things festive – will get into the Christmas spirit by taking in part in its Santa Dash 2021.

This year’s run will feature a whole host of events and attractions including a pre-dash dance warm-up, Best Dressed Dog Competition and prizes for Santa’s Little Helpers – anyone who raises over £50.

The event takes place on Sunday December 12 at Victoria Park in Leamington and, as always, will feature a 5km run, jog or walk around the park – all beginning at 10am.

Once supporters have completed the course, a festive time awaits them at the finishing line where Santa and his reindeers will be making a guest appearance and an inflatable snow globe perfect for photo opportunities will be set up.

There will also be plenty of food and refreshments and musical performances by Rock Choir and Leamington Brass.

Fund-raising operations manager Clare Cropp said: “We’re so excited about Santa Dash 2021, it will be bigger and better than ever before and jam-packed with fun things for a great family day out.

“We are hoping to raise £35,000 from your Santa Dash sponsorship this year so we can continue providing our services to people with a life-limiting illness, and their families, over the festive period.

“And we hope as many people as possible will sign up, take part and enjoy a great day out in support of Myton.

“The environment is important to us at Myton, so everyone taking part will receive a medal made from recycled wood that can also be used as a Christmas tree decoration.”

Adult tickets are £12.50 if purchased before November 6. Visit www.mytonhospice.org/Santa for more information.

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