Nailsea Santa run raises £1,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:10 06 December 2017

Four to Six-year-old Nailsea Juniors taking part in a Santa Run for muscular dystrophy.

Four to Six-year-old Nailsea Juniors taking part in a Santa Run for muscular dystrophy.

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Scores of runners took part in a Santa run in Nailsea to raise money for a boy with muscular dystrophy.

Four to Six-year-old Nailsea Juniors taking part in a Santa Run for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Four to Six-year-old Nailsea Juniors taking part in a Santa Run for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Seventy children turned up for the Run:Nailsea Juniors event at The Grove Sports Centre and the competitors raised £1,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The run was organised by friends of Lisa Cramphorn whose four-year-old son Luke has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.

There is currently no cure for the condition, but friends and family have set up Luke’s Army with the hope of raising £100,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK to fund research into the condition.

Children aged five and under enjoying the sponsored run. Children aged five and under enjoying the sponsored run.

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More than 70 children, aged four and above, took part in the run which involved races between 50m and 3km. All participants received a Santa hat and a medal and trophies were presented to the top three in each age group.

Running coach Kirsty Barrett led the event. She is running the London Marathon for the cause next year.

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