Santa DASH: Fa­ther Christ­mas race a boost for hos­pice

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Wa lit­tle ho ho ho, Santa dash­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties took to the streets of North­wood on Satur­day De­cem­ber 3, in aid of Michael So­bell Hos­pice.

The one-mile fes­tive fun run – or stroll – started from the hos­pice charity shop on North­wood High Street.

Com­ment­ing on the day, Michael So­bell Hos­pice Char­i­tyty chief ex­ec­u­tive, Lind­sey Fealey, said: “On be­half of ev­ery­one in­volved with Michael So­bell Hos­pice, I would like to say a very big thank you to ev­ery­one who has donned their Santa suit and taken part this morn­ing, or have lent a help­ing hand, in­clud­ing our vol­un­teer mar­shals John Wilcox and mem­bers of Elthorne and Hilling­don Ro­tary Club, along with our fan­tas­tic vol­un­teer pho­tog­ra­pher Phil Stone.”

She added: “Please do send in any spon­sor­ship money you have raised to the charity fundrais­ing of­fice based at Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal, as this will make a big dif­fer­ence to our over­all fundrais­ing tar­get for this event – and in turn, will help to pro­vide spe­cial­ist care and sup­port for lo­cal peo­ple fac­ing life-lim­it­ing ill­ness.”

Michael So­bell Hos­pice will be cel­e­brat­ing its 40th an­niver­sary year from Fe­bru­ary 14 (Valen­tine’s Day) 2017, and will host a spe­cial art ex­hi­bi­tion and auc­tion, in part­ner­ship with St Luke’s Hos­pice, Har­row – which is cel­e­brat­ing 30 years of care – to be held at the pres­ti­gious Moor Park Golf Club, The Orangery Rick­mansworth, on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 10.

The event will be free to en­ter and the char­i­ties will be call­ing on lo­cal artists to do­nate a piece of art­work to go on sale at the event, to help raise vi­tal funds for both hospices.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Karen Shard­low on 020 3826 2354 or email kshard­low@ michael­so­bell­hos­pice.co.uk.

A very big thank you to ev­ery­one who has donned their Santa suit and taken part – or lent a help­ing hand”

SANTA BABY: Par­tic­i­pants of all ages took part in the Santa Dash for Michael So­bell Hos­pice Charity on Satur­day De­cem­ber 3, in­clud­ing some Santa dogs

A WAVE OF SAN­TAS: Gath­er­ing for the fes­tive run in North­wood Pho­tos cour­tesy of Phil Stone

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