Wendover sees an invasion of Santas

Shoppers in Wendover were delighted by an invasion of Santas on Saturday 15 December with around 320 runners taking part in Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s first ever Wendover Santa Dash.

This new event was enjoyed by whole families with children in pushchairs and on scooters as well as grandparents and four-legged friends taking part in the fun.

Everyone warmed up with gentle aerobics led by Emma from BML Personal Training & Fitness Studio, before Buckinghamshire’s jolliest Santa Claus gave them the go-ahead to start them off at 11am.

“The support and welcome from the people of Wendover was fabulous with lots of spectators cheering on our Santa Dashers, and it was a truly wonderful addition to our fundraising calendar,” said Events & Community Manager Vicky James. “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the event happen and those who took part. We hope to see you again next year!”

So far the event has raised just over £2,000 in online sponsorship for the Hospice, and the Charity is hoping that more will come in over the next few weeks.

If you saw the Santas dashing around Wendover on Saturday and would like to show your support by donating, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/wendoversantadash2018 or go to the Charity’s Facebook page and click to donate.

Derek Pelling Photography supplied the photographs captioned (DPP), http://derekpellingphotography.co.uk/.