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Fulwood streets take on the Santa Dash for St Catherine’s Hospice

Posted on - 8th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Fulwood shop manager for St Catherine's Hospice, Heather Crabtree, right, on the Santa Dash Pic: David Duxbury
Fulwood shop manager for St Catherine’s Hospice, Heather Crabtree, right, on the Santa Dash Pic: David Duxbury

Dozens of Fulwood residents took part in a socially distanced santa dash during Sunday.

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The event in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice is part of the Lostock Hall based charity’s replacement for the usual red and white santa dash around the grounds of the hospice.

Organised by manager of the St Catherine’s Hospice shop in Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, Heather Crabtree, and fitness fantastic Iain Mackie, the residents of Harrison Road, Hall Road, Shirebank Crescent and Ferndale – off Garstang Road – got into the festive fundraising spirit.

More than £800 was raised by those taking part in entry fees, donations raised and a raffle.

Santa dashing! Pic: David Duxbury
Santa dashing! Pic: David Duxbury

In close to freezing temperatures a staggered start throughout the day saw households – including many children – make their way round six laps of the crescent while dressed as Santa to complete their three miles each.

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Heather said: “I’m so proud that as a small community we are able to raise such a fantastic amount whilst having fun.

“It will make such a difference to the hospice.”

You can support the Harrison Road efforts via their Facebook fundraiser.

Blog Preston founder, Ed Walker, was among those taking part in the Santa Dash Pic: David Duxbury
Blog Preston founder, Ed Walker, was among those taking part in the Santa Dash Pic: David Duxbury

St Catherine’s is urging people to run, jog, walk or cycle three miles in their Santa suits as part of the virtual event this year.

Read more: Preston North End delivering festive hampers to those in need in the city

It’s not the first collective charity effort for Harrison Road residents this year, in May they ran a combined 66-miles to raise more than £1,000 for the hospice.

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