Hundreds of Santas raise cash for St Luke's Hospice

Northwich Guardian: Santas take to the start line. Santas take to the start line.

A RACING circuit was engulfed in a sea of red and white when a mid Cheshire charity held its annual Santa’s Day Out.

Miore than 300 Santas took part in a race around Oulton Park Racing Circuit to support St Luke’s Hospice on Sunday, December 8.

Participants of all ages donned Santa suits and ran, walked, scooted, cycled or even rollerbladed around the iconic racing track for 3km or 5km.

The fun-filled event also included a Santa Hospital Bed Push which saw teams of four Santas pushing mini Santas on a bed across a 500 metres track and a buckle-busting, Santa vs Mince Pie eating competition which saw Santas eating as many mince pies as they could in 10 minutes.

The winner ate six pies in just three minutes.

Luke the Bus, St Luke’s iconic double-decker London Routemaster, also made an appearance and was transformed into a magical Santa’s grotto allowing the youngsters to meet the real thing on the day.

Jane Thompson, head of event management, said: “On behalf of St Luke’s Hospice, I would like to thank everyone who registered and took part in this year’s Santa’s Day Out. We are truly grateful for any donations made and hope that next year is just as much of a success.”

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