Saltford's Santas will be setting off again to raise funds for two charities

Published on: 04 Sep 2015

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Two charities will be receiving an early Christmas gift when hundreds of Santas take to the streets between Saltford and Keynsham once again in an annual fun run.

Saltford Santa Dash is back for the third year and will take place on Sunday, December 6, with registration now open.

The event has raised more than £25,000 over the past two years and this year the runners, clad in bright red Santa suits, will be supporting Time2Share and the Carers’ Centre, which both carry out work in the local community.

Time2Share provides a befriending service to give disabled children and young people who may be socially isolated the extra support and stimulation they need. By connecting volunteer “befrienders” to disabled young people, the charity aims to give them greater independence and fuller participation in social and leisure activities.

The Carers’ Centre, in Radstock, is another local charity supporting carers across Bath and North East Somerset. They offer advice, breaks away from caring and emotional and practical support to those looking after family members or friends.

The Santa Dash is open to runners of all abilities over the age of 12. It follows a five-mile route starting and ending at Saltford Sports Ground.

For younger runners, there is a Mini Santa Run around the sports ground.

If you would like to get involved, as a runner or volunteer, visit the Santa Dash website www.saltfordsantadash.webs.com.

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