Has any­one seen Santa?

Surrey Herald/News - - NEWS -

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

San­tas.

Santa’s lit­tle s-elf-ies – that’s Paula Christ­mas and

June Tyson.

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

clos­ing in...

Here for the beard: Santa holds sway.

Lynne Nash ready for the

Santa dash.

A blue Christ­mas for first run­ners back, Cor­ban For­rest and Bray­den

Kerr.

Fourth ap­pear­ance for

Chris­tine Cham­bers.

A knees-up for Sharon

and Hetty Tay­lor.

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