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Santas stride out for festive charity dash

By Dayna Farrington | Penkridge | Staffordshire entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

Ho, ho, ho! Around 150 people dressed up as Santa to stride out for a charity fundraiser.

More than 100 people donned their red suits to take part in Penkridge Roundtable's Santa Dash

Penkridge Roundtable's annual Santa Dash took place on Sunday marking the start of their annual sleigh tour which sees Santa visiting the area over 15 evenings.

A sea of red dashed around the one-mile course around Penkridge to help raise funds for local causes.

A spokesman for the event said: "As 11am approached, the 150 strong sea of red prepared for the one-mile course.

"Launched by a ‘Santa-supported’ countdown, the leaders soon took off at a heady pace, closely followed by an array of pushchairs, scooters, runners and walkers.

More than 100 people donned their red suits to take part in Penkridge Roundtable's Santa Dash

"Young and old, short and tall, all participated with smiles on their faces and beards on their chin. With marshals on every corner, the route was safely and speedily enjoyed by all. Everyone received a congratulatory round of applause upon completion of the course as well as a certificate specially signed by Santa.

"With all the funds raised going to worthy local causes, a series of presentations were made to groups and individuals from the local community including local schools and The Salvation Army. Additionally, a Presentational Plaque was awarded to the staff at The Star in recognition of all the help provided to Roundtable over the last few years."

For more details about when the annual sleigh tour is visiting areas of Penkridge, search for Penkridge Roundtable on Facebook.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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