Fun Run Santas help raise cash for CancerCare!

on Wednesday, 02 December 2015.

Santa Dash Thanks

Over 100 fun runners dressed in red Santa Suits took part in a festive themed family event in Lancaster on Sunday to raise vital funds for CancerCare!

Mums, dads and kids of all ages walked and jingled along a 1 mile route through the city centre dressed in red Santa Suits and Reindeer antlers to raise around £3,000!

CancerCare Community Fundraiser Penny Darby said; “All the money raised from the event will help us reach out to more local families in need of our help so a massive thank you to everyone for their continued support!”

“CancerCare also owe a huge thank you to the team of route marshals from FGH Security who generously donated their wages from the event and also to Inspire Health and Fitness who led this year’s Warm up on the main stage.”

Rory Wood aged 7 from Lancaster raised a whopping £300 in sponsorship which won him the grand honour of turning on the Lancaster Christmas lights alongside Santa Claus!

Rory Wood with Dad Russell and sister Florence Copy

Rory Wood with Dad Russell and sister Florence

Also taking part was Christine Perry from Lancaster who completed the route using a walking frame that belonged to her late father, Arthur Bowen. Arthur sadly died earlier this year but had taken part in the Santa Dash since it started back in 2007. Christine has managed to raise over £500 for CancerCare in his memory.

chrisitine perry

(L-R) CancerCare Chief Executive Neil Townsend, St Nics Arcade Manager Jerry, CancerCare Fundraiser Helen Hartin and Christine Perry

Lancaster based charity CancerCare help local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions through a wide range of free services including professional Counselling and dedicated support for children & young people.

 The Santa Dash and Reideer Fun Run 2015 was kindly sponsored by FGH Security, Inspire Fitness, Mighty House, and supported by Lancaster BID.

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