Santas on the run at Stockeld Park in Leeds to raise funds

Young Santa Harris Adams, 14 months from Leeds, approaching  the Enchanted Forest. PIC: James Hardisty
Young Santa Harris Adams, 14 months from Leeds, approaching the Enchanted Forest. PIC: James Hardisty
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A swarm of Santas descended on Stockeld Park for an annual fundraising event over the weekend.

Santas on the Run, one of the highlights on the Christmas calendar of events at the park, returned for 2016 to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Participants of all ages donned a red suit and bushy beard to run, walk and skip around the park’s Enchanted Forest to raise funds for the good cause.

The dashing Santas could choose their own distance, from 1km to 5km, and all received a goody bag at the finish line.

Martin House Hospice in Boston Spa provides family-led care for children with life shortening conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay and find support, rest and practical help.

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