Hula hooping Santas crosses Penwortham to raise £ 1,500 for Galloway’s
This year Galloway’s Santa Dash saw hula hoop runners raise over £ 1,500 for the blind and visually impaired.
Among the line-up were members of the Up Fit Hoop troop, who walked the 2 mile course along Liverpool Road in Penwortham with two young reindeer.
The start of the race was David Bennett, Mayor of Penwortham City Council. The mayor said it was fantastic to be back this year to see the community come together to support the charity.
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Georgia Murphy, Corporate and Community Coordinator for Galloway’s Vision Loss Charity, said, “We had a great day with all of our Santa Claus, and it was great to see everyone coming to show us their support. .
“We are really proud of the community that has come together to join us and raise £ 1,577. We recognized several faces on our dashboard in 2019, so it was nice to see them again, as well as to welcome some new faces.
“There was a great camaraderie during the event as everyone cheered each other on and joined in with the spirits of things. The runners were incredibly successful and we thank them for participating in the fundraiser for the visually impaired.
“We want to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us and to Penwortham City Council for once again supporting us. “
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Mayor Bennett said Penwortham City Council is happy to support this popular and well-attended community event.
One of the runners, Gillian Minshall from Leyland, said: “It was a beautiful and very accessible course with a lot of support along the way.
“We had a fantastic morning and it’s worth getting involved. “
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Galloway’s invites supporters who were unable to attend the event to participate in their own way by running or walking 2 miles where they live anytime this month.
To sign up for a Santa costume and medal, visit – https://www.galloways.org.uk/events-1/santa-dash-anytime-anywher
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