More than 300 people walked three miles around Pinner in Santa suits in aid of a local charity on Sunday December 13 and raised more than £6,000.
Families, friends, colleagues and even pet dogs got into the festive spirit at St Luke’s Hospice Santa Dash. More than 300 people of all ages dressed in Santa suits and walked around Pinner town in an effort to raise money for their local hospice.
The walk started and finished at Nower Hill High School and all the dashing Santas received a medal and a well deserved mince pie on completion.
A total of £6,000 has been raised so far and donations are still reportedly coming in.
Harrow resident Debbie O’Grady said: “My husband died in June and St Luke’s took him in and had a look at his symptoms.
“They were so kind in there and it was nice to know he was being cared for. It’s the third year I’ve done the Santa Dash with my kids, it’s fantastic.
“Everyone is wearing the same suits but we look so different. There’s a brilliant atmosphere here."
Marigo Sevastopulo who took part in the dash, said: "It’s great fun and nice to raise money for the Hospice. It’s such a great cause and it’s something the whole family can get involved in."
St Luke’s Director of Fundraising, Pam Russell said: “It was good to see Santa’s of all ages coming together to help patients at St Luke’s.
“The £6000 raised to date could fund 100 home care visits for our patients, enabling them to be cared for in the comfort of their home.”