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Charity’s festive fun run spreads Christmas cheer
Runners grabbed their tinsel, pulled on their favourite Christmas jumpers and grabbed their Santa hats as they embraced the festive spirit all in the name of a good cause.
St Nicholas Hospice Care, which supports those across West Suffolk and Thetford facing dying, death and grief, held their first Festive Fun Run on Sunday (December 10), and are pleased to say the event was filled with plenty of seasonal goodwill.
Sponsored by Havebury Housing Partnership, the run, which kicked off the distribution of Santa hats upon registration, saw almost 200 participants complete either 2.5 or 5k around the grounds of Culford School all while raising much needed funds.
So far some £5,095.50 has been raised, but there will be more to add to this total, as those taking part are still returning their sponsorship.
With classic festive songs accompanying a lively warm-up and a Christmas event village also to enjoy for those taking part and their supporters Christmas really did come a few weeks early.
Charlie De-Moore, the hospice’s events manager said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our first Festive Fun Run.
“All of our runners and their supporters created an amazing atmosphere and made sure the run was packed with festive cheer. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves while raising much-needed funds for us, it really did feel like Christmas had come early.
“I’d also like to say a big thank you to our volunteers and our event sponsors Havebury Housing Partnership.”
Upon crossing the finish line those taking part were awarded a bespoke medal to recognise their achievement.