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Article date - 17 December 2019
A sea of Santas descended on Victoria Park on Saturday (14 December) to take part in a charity fun-run.
Organised by St Helens Council’s Sports Development Team, the St Helens Santa Dash saw hundreds of people of all ages and abilities don their Christmas hats to tackle the hilly 4k course on a bitterly cold morning.
Dad and lad Chris and Bobby Birkett were first over the line, completing the course in an impressive 16 minutes 13 seconds.
St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure & Libraries, Councillor Anthony Burns – who was on hand to start this year’s event – said:
“It was great to see the St Helens Borough community get in the festive spirit by coming out in their droves to take part in an activity that promotes both fun and fitness, all while raising money for a very worthy cause.
“These are the types of events we as a council are keen to promote as it encourages people to get up and get active in a fun, green environment - so a huge well done to the organisers and of course to those who participated for making this event a huge success.”
All proceeds on the day will go to the mayor’s charity which is the care of the elderly department at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust.
For more information on activities run by sports development, visit: www.sthelens.gov.uk/culture-sport-leisure/sports-development