11 Dec 2014
Hundreds of Santas have been spotted dashing around a south London park to raise money for a local hospice charity. More than 500 hundred runners donned their red and white outfits to run, walk, jog and even hula hoop a 5km route in Danson Park, Bexley, in aid of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. Community fundraiser Megan Boyle, who organised the event, said: “We were overwhelmed by how popular the event was this year; we were fully booked with almost a week still to go. The dash really is an event for everyone and it was great to see people of all ages joining in, including those in buggies, wheelchairs and even a few festive-looking canine friends.” “The event looks set to raise over £10,000, enough to supply the inpatient unit with medicines for an entire month; helping to keep our patients comfortable this Christmas.” “Thank you to everyone who came along and took part. The event is always such a fun way to get Christmas started. We all left feeling very Christmassy and we hope you did too.” The event was supported by the Rock Choir who performed festive tunes at the start of the race.