The event started on Spike Island in Widnes where the Santa’s gathered to prepare to take to the streets & head over the closed Silver Jubilee Bridge in the winter sunshine to the sounds of local samba band Samba Mundo. The Santa’s dashed across the finish line in Runcorn & received their medal & a mince pie to more festive entertainment from The Rock Choir & Frodsham Silver Band.
Tina Gill, Community Fundraiser at Halton Haven Hospice said: “It was an amazing sight to see hundreds of Santa’s running over the bridge in support of our local hospice. It was great to see people out again doing something they enjoy!”
“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of support we had for the Santa Dash & are so grateful that thousands of pounds have been raised from this much-loved event.”
“Thank you to event sponsor Quay Pharma & Halton Borough Councils event coordination team, your support helped us ensure success.”
A special thank you also goes to Anthony’s Travel, Hankin’s Old Fashioned Sweets, Sprakes & Sons, MJ Entertainments, KFit2Health, Widnes Wild Ice Hockey, The Rock Choir, Frodsham Silver Band, Samba Mundo, Moore Camera Club & Ten Lock Flight Pub.
All the money raised from the Santa Dash directly enables the Hospice to continue to provide a peaceful space, specialist care and support to our patients and their families.