St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice is calling on supporters to don their festive fancy dress and show their love, for their local hospice, by participating in the charity’s Santa Dash 2023.
Taking place on Sunday 10th December from midday on Gorleston promenade (NR31 6DJ), the Santa Dash will see St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice supporters wearing Santa outfits and Christmas themed fancy dress as they complete either a sponsored 2k Santa Fun Run – dash, jog, walk or skip – or 5k run along Gorleston cliff top and promenade, which also features professional race chip timing.
All funds raised will go towards St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice which, in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare, has cared for more than 3,900 patients and their families in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
James Fox-Golding, Events and Challenges Manager at St Elizabeth East Cost Hospice, said: “St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice is so pleased to be bringing back Santa Dash to Gorleston this December.
“It will be great opportunity to join alongside the communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney to raise funds to support our services in the area, which provide vital care to patients and families during difficult times in their lives.
“Santa Dash is sure to be full of festive fun. So do make sure to book places now and show your support for your local hospice this Christmas.”
St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice improves life for people in Great Yarmouth and Waveney living with a progressive or life-limiting illness, delivering specialist palliative care provision in people’s homes, at Beccles Hospital, at its Community Care Units and through the service’s 24-hour advice line, OneCall.
Nick Best, Occupational Therapist at St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice, said: “The whole St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice team is really look forward to this year’s Santa Dash and want to say ‘good luck’ to all the runners.
“It is sure to be a brilliant day and every penny raised really will make a difference to the care we provide to patients and their families throughout Great Yarmouth and Waveney, at a time in their lives when support matters most.”
Registration for the Santa Dash can only be purchased in advance. Entry for the 5k race is £15 and open to all over the age of 18, with the fee including a Santa hat and souvenir medal, as well as a trophies for the winners. While entry for the 2k race is £8 for adults and £5 for children and also includes a hat and medal.
To book your place for Santa Dash 2023 visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/santadash.
For more information about the partnership’s services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help/hospice-care/great-yarmouth_and-waveney.