Has anyone seen Santa?
YOU wait all year for Santa to come along and suddenly there are hundreds as far as the eye can see. No, surprised onlookers hadn’t been hitting the festive sherry a bit too hard, it was simply the annual call to arms for the great Santa Fun Run in aid of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. Santas of all shapes and sizes pooled their considerable talents at MercedesBenz World in Weybridge on Sunday. There were
runners, joggers and walkers completing 2.5km or 5km courses to the sound of Christmas songs from the saxophone ensemble Herd of Sax. Among the fundraisers were the Stather family from Weybridge and staff from Robinson and Lamb Opticians in Egham, while hospice trustee Marc Riggs took part with his wife Trudy and friends. “What better way to spend a Sunday morning in the run-up to Christmas?” he asked. Nuffield Health instructors warmed up the crowds with a few exercises, and then Nigel Harding, the hospices’ chief executive, thanked everyone for supporting nurses who will be working while the rest of us are tucking into our Christmas dinners. He said: “This event has brought all ages together in support of our hospices. “Thank you to everyone who took part as well as all the volunteers who helped with check-in and supported the runners.”
Will the real Santa please step forward. Well as every good boy and girl knows, you just can’t see too much of Father Christmas.
Six appeal: Marc, Trudy, Carol, Chris, Pat and Lawrence make six very jovial
Santa’s little s-elf-ies – that’s Paula Christmas and
Ruff justice for Katie Stephenson, Sharon Smith and
Jackie Ireland with Daisy the dog.
Santa Baby: Ben Wasserberg with Indie.
Your presents is required: Lucky Lucian Berry, 3,
gets a one-on-one meeting with Santa.
And, they’re off: And that’s Father Christmas, followed by Father Christmas, with Father Christmas
Here for the beard: Santa holds sway.
Lynne Nash ready for the
A blue Christmas for first runners back, Corban Forrest and Brayden
Fourth appearance for
A knees-up for Sharon
and Hetty Taylor.