Under starter’s orders for festive fundraisers

Last year’s Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run, which raised £6,000. Photo: Mark Williamson (B110/12/15/24)

HUNDREDS of Father Christmases will be taking part in three popular annual fundraisers in the coming weeks.

Stratford’s Shakespeare Hospice will host its Santa Run on Saturday, 10th December, with Myton Hospice in Warwick following suit the day after.

But the festive fundraisers that are replicated across the country will kick off in this area at The Valley near Evesham on Sunday, 4th December, in aid of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

All three wil be run across 5km courses with everyone who takes part getting a free Santa suit.

Sponsorship and entry fees will go directly to the hospices to fund the services they provide in their areas.

Shakespeare Hospice’s Santa Run takes place on the streets of Stratford, starting on Bancroft Gardens, and costs £10 for children and £15 for adults, call 01789 266852 or see www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk

Myton’s takes place in the Leamington Pump Room Gardens, with entry £10 for adults and £5 for children, call 01926 838825, or see www.mytonhospice.org, and The Valley’s costs £12 for adults and £7 for children, call 01905 763963