SANTAS, elves and Minnie Mouse pulled their trainers on for a post-Christmas fund-raiser. Around 250 people took part in the Boxing Day Fun Run organised by Stainland Lions.
Runners of all ages set off from the Red Lion in Stainland on a three-mile course. It was the 25th year for the run, which was started to raise money for children’s hospice Martin House.
Since then it has collected £40,000 for the charity. This year, organisers hope to have collected between £1,000 and £1,500 and will be splitting the proceeds between Martin House and the newly-built Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Lions president Colin Hughes said: “The reason we give to children’s hospices is because Christmas is for children. People take part in the run to burn off a few calories, enjoy the raffle and have a family day out.”
Among the runners were cousins Imogen Castelow, 13, and Abigail Barker, who were taking part alongside five other family members.