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Galloway’s in Penwortham gearing up for socially distanced Santa dash

Posted on - 26th November, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
Last years santa dash
Last years santa dash

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is calling on people to help spread some festive cheer and take part in a socially distanced Santa Dash for blind and partially sighted people across Preston and Lancashire.

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To take part in the Galloway’s Santa Dash, people are invited to run, skip or walk 3km in their festive suits anywhere and anytime during December.

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As the Galloway’s Santa Dash had previously taken place in Penwortham, starting at its centre in Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham Town Council has once again agreed to support the event.

Georgia Murphy, Fundraising Assistant at Galloway’s, said: “Our Galloway’s Santa Dash was a great success last year and although we cannot hold a big event, we still wanted to spread some festive cheer and invite ‘Santas’ to do their own dash safely in their bubbles.

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“It will provide a little light relief during a difficult year and get us all in the Christmas spirit.

“We want to say a big thank you to Penwortham Town Council for once again supporting our event. And don’t forget, anyone, anywhere in Lancashire and Sefton can take part in our Santa Dash.

“Adapting the dash this year to follow social distancing rules means we can encourage even more people to join in and support blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton.”

Last years santa dash
Last years santa dash

Steve Caswell, from Penwortham Town Council, said: “It is great news that the Santa Dash has been able to return this year, albeit in a slightly different way.

“It has been a much loved event over the past two years and we are happy to once again show our support. We know it will provide some much needed festive cheer and hope to see many groups of Santas dotted around the county.”

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Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family. Each participant will receive a Santa suit and a medal.

To sign up, visit here.

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