Annual fundraiser is massive hit
More than 625 people - from grandparents to babies in buggies – dashed down Exeter High Street for the annual Santa Run, organised by CITY Community Trust. Participants chose from a 5k distance or a shorter family fun run, raising funds for the trust, or the organisation’s Santa Run partner charities Children’s Hospice South West, Age UK Exeter, Force Cancer Charity or Exeter Leukaemia Fund.
Pete Ferlie, health and wellbeing officer for CITY Community Trust, says: ‘It’s always a real spectacle and a great way to properly kick off the Christmas.
Out of hundreds of Santas one runner was dressed as an elf. Mary Hall was raising money for Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) following support from the charity after she was diagnosed with lymphoma. She says: ‘Last year I was battling with lymphoma and with the support of all the team on Yarty Ward and ELF I am now in remission and making an amazing recovery! I took part in the Santa Run in aid of ELF to thank them for the fantastic support they provided me with during treatment.’
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