A team of 120 festive fun runners who took part in BTR Liverpool’s Santa Dash 2017 have raised an incredible £15,000 for Claire House Children’s Hospice. The team pulled on their red and blue Santa suits and training shoes to dash, have fun and raise much-needed funds for the charity.
Since it was first run in 2004, the Santa Dash has become the UK’s biggest festive fun run. Throughout the years, it has helped to support numerous causes, and in 2017, Claire House Children’s Hospice, which helps seriously and terminally ill children, was the nominated charity.
Claire House Children’s Hospice opened in Bebington in December 1998, caring for just 10 families – now more than 400 families are supported by the charity.
The charity opened its second site, Claire House Liverpool in West Derby, in January 2018 offering daycare services including counselling and complementary therapies.
Sophie Chilvers, Running and Challenge Fundraiser at official Santa Dash event charity Claire House, said: “We are thrilled that 120 people took part in the Liverpool Santa Dash to support Claire House Children’s Hospice. Claire House is all about having fun and making precious memories, so this event was the perfect way to do just that.”
Sophie continued: “Funds raised will help us get closer to our dream of reaching each and every child who needs our support, so we want to say a massive thank you to all the Claire House Dashers.”