Lancaster Santas Dash to raise cash for CancerCare

on Monday, 21 November 2016. Tags CancerCare, FGH Security, Lancaster, Lancaster Christmas Lights, Santa Dash

Over 100 fun runners dressed in red Santa Suits took part in a festive themed family event in Lancaster on Sunday in aid of 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 almost £1,500 for CancerCare.

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CancerCare Community Fundraiser Penny Darby said; “We’ve had a fantastic turn out this year. Thanks to all the Santas and Reindeers for coming out to support us and for bringing lots of festive cheer to the town!

Thanks also to the team of route marshals from FGH Security who generously donated their wages from the event, Snap Fitness who led this year’s Warm up on the main stage. and all our fantastic event volunteers!”

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Rory Wood and friends (pictured below) took part together as the “Dallas Road Charity Superstars” raising over £150 for CancerCare, winning them the chance to switch on Lancaster’s Christmas lights later in the day.

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All proceeds from the Santa Dash will help to fund CancerCare’s vital cancer support services in the local community which include Counselling & Children & Young People’s Service, at a total cost of £1million every year.

The charity need to raise 80% of their costs themselves, receiving only a very small amount of funding from the local NHS every single year.