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Santas go freestyle for local charity

Children’s Hospice South West’s 'Santas on the Run' event is back

Children’s Hospice South West’s annual Santas on the Run event is back, but not as you know it. Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their own distance, route and festive fancy dress.

The festive fundraiser has taken the decision to hold it virtually this Christmas due to the pandemic. It’s free to register and anyone who manages to raise more than £15 will receive a special Santas on the Run medal.

  • When - choose any time over the weekend of Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December.
  • Where - choose a route, location and distance.
  • How - skip, run, walk ride, hop, skate or sledge. The choices are endless!
  • Why - for local children living with a life-limiting condition this Christmas.

Kiley Pearce, CHSW Events Fundraiser, said: “This year, Santas on the Run is going freestyle! Although we can’t all come together at Rosemoor, we can still spread some joy and laughter and we’d encourage everyone to go crackers with their festive fundraising! Whether you twinkle in tinsel or rock it like Rudolph, you can get creative with your costume and complete a distance of your choice, your way.”

Together with community partner Whirlwind Sports, CHSW is asking this year’s participants to raise sponsorship or make a donation to enable the charity to continue to providing vital care for children and families when they need it most, whether that be in the hospice or at home.

Registration is free! Simply register your interest at and join the charity’s event on Facebook by searching ‘Santas on the Run – goes freestyle’

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