Budding Santas get ready for first EACH Santa Run in March

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EAST Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) will host the first ever Santa Run in the town of March on Sunday, November 25, and budding fundraising Santas are needed to make the event a success.

The EACH March Santa Run starts and finishes at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel and takes place at 11am on Sunday, November 25.

The route is approximately 2km and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. It’s not a race, so you don’t have to be an expert runner. You can walk, jog or run – it’s up to you!

Beccy Turner, EACH fundraiser, said: “We’re really excited about this new event in March - so why not sign-up, get sponsored, take part, and raise funds for EACH at the same time. Even if you’re a spectator you can have fun cheering on the Santas.

“We need to raise £5.75 million in public donations to deliver our services this year. This amounts to £15,000 a day, every day of the year, which is why fundraising events such as the March Santa Run are so vital to the continuing work of EACH.”

Adult entry is £10 and includes a Santa suit or £8 without a suit, while entry for those aged 13 and under is £5 and includes a Santa hat.

Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship. Registration opens 1st October but to register your interest call 01223-205180 or email fundraisingcambs@each.org.uk

The event is kindly supported by The Oliver Cromwell Hotel and will be the highlight of their Christmas Fayre weekend when lots of shopping and Christmas entertainment will be available to the Santas and their supporters!