Wintry Fun Run Raises Hospice Care Funds


Over 150 Santas and reindeer braved the wintery weather to take part in Phyllis Tuckwell’s Santa Fun Run on Sunday 11th December. Adults, children, toddlers and dogs all joined in the festive fun, walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k route. One group, from ‘Powerhoop with Hannah’ even brought their own hula hoops with them and hula-hooped all the way round! 

The Fun Run started at Wavell School in Farnborough at 11am, but in the recent cold snap the ground was still frosty, giving the day a very Christmassy feel! All of those taking part were given a Santa suit for adults or antlers for children when they registered, to wear on the day. So far these festive fundraisers have raised over £8,000 through registration and sponsorship money, with more still coming in.  

“We would like to say a huge than you to everyone who took part in this year’s Santa Fun Run, and all those who sponsored them,” said Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Thank you also to our fabulous volunteers who helped with car parking, registration, marshalling and handing out medals, Dave Porter and the Blackwater Valley Runners, Paul Fitchett from Paul Fitchett images, Richard Wyeth from Yaketyak Productions, The Coffee Box, Wavell School, and Aspire.”  

£8,000 is enough to pay for over ten weeks’ care from one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Hospice Care at Home nurses, who visit patients who have chosen to spend their last days, and to die, at home, instead of in hospital or at the Hospice. These nurses provide specialist compassionate care for patients, as well as emotional support for their families and carers at this difficult time. 

If you would like to find out more about raising money to support Phyllis Tuckwell, please visit www.pth.org.uk/support-us  

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