Santas raise thousands for children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 07:16 16 December 2019

Freddie and his family starting the race.

Freddie and his family starting the race.


Hundreds of fundraisers dressed in Santa suits and raced through Bristol to raise money for a Wraxall charity.

More than 1,200 people took part in the Santa run for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

The waterfront was a sea of red as adults, children, prams and dogs dressed in festive outfits to raise cash for the cause.

Freddie De Gennaro, from Yatton, started the run as he and his family are supported by the hospice.

His mum, Justine, said: "Santas On The Run always gives me a big lump in my throat - watching a sea of thousands of Santas old and young all coming together to raise money for an amazing place they've probably never visited.

"They just do it because they care for the cause. It's extra special."

The charity hopes to raise £45,000 from the event, which will support more than 220 families from North Somerset, Bristol and Bath.

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