Festive fundraisers raise cash for children’s hospice in Science Park Santa Run

PUBLISHED: 15:55 24 December 2017

Santa Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith Heppell

Santa Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Cambridge Science Park employees took part in Each’s Santa Run to help raise enough money to run the Milton-based hospice for a day.

Santa Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith HeppellSanta Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith Heppell

Thousands of pounds have been raised for Milton-based East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) through a series of festive fundraisers.

More than 140 Cambridge Science Park employees pulled in the pounds by donning their best red outfits and white beards.

They braved the wet weather and raised £2,200, while being entertained by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s choir.

JezO’s Events supplied a PA system and Revolution Fitness led the warm-up.

Santa Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith HeppellSanta Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith Heppell

At Granta Park, more than 215 employees, along with two dogs, took part in an inflatable Santa Run. There was also a tombola, mince pies and a choir from Great Abington Primary School for participants to enjoy. The event raised £3,300.

Kellie Charge, Each Cambridgeshire corporate fundraiser, said: “The support of everyone, particularly given the freezing weather we’ve had, has been fantastic. The two events together have raised more than enough to fund a day of our care and support across Cambridgeshire.”

At the start of the month, Each hosted a special concert at Trinity College Chapel, where members of Cambridge, St Neots and Huntingdon Rock Choirs sung while special guest Ian de Massini played the organ.

They were heard by a sell-out audience of 325, who helped raise more than £10,000.

Santa Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith HeppellSanta Run event for EACH around the Cambridge Science Park for the second year running. Picture: Keith Heppell

It has held more traditional carol services in St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough and All Saints Church, St Ives recently, raising £840. The charity held its final service in Milton last night (Tuesday, December 19).

Each cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions in East Anglia – 116 from its Milton hospice – and supports their family members.

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