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Gallery: Meet the Santas at Granta Park who ran for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus took part in a charity run around Granta Park.

Granta Park santa run. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23524861)
Granta Park santa run. Picture: Keith Heppell. (23524861)

About 230 people entered this year’s East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) Santa Run on Thursday, December 5 to raise money for the children’s hospice.

The annual event, which is now in its sixth year, encourages people to swap their usual running gear for a red coat, jaunty bobble hat, and white beard, before taking part in a 2.5km course around the science, technology and biopharmaceutical park in Great Abington. The route finished with an optional inflatable obstacle course.

Organisers said they hoped to raise almost £5,000 for the hospice, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

Emily Rose, Each Cambridgeshire assistant corporate fundraiser, said: “The total raised so far stands at almost £3,500, though we’re expecting another £1,500 in sponsorship at least, bringing the total closer to £5,000.

“The event was great fun, with around 230 people donning red jackets and white beards. We’d like to say a big thank you to Granta Park and sponsor BioMed Realty.

“We now can’t wait for our Santa run at Cambridge Science Park today (Wednesday), when we’re expecting at least 250 runners.

“We already know the fundraising total will be in excess of £5,000, with the event sponsored by Citrix and supported by Revolution Health & Fitness.

“A big thank you in advance to everyone.”

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