Santas head to Banbury for hospice fun run

Evie and Mark McGeehan pictured with Olaf and Elsa from the Disney hit film Frozen. Picture by Harry Rhodes ofTudor Photography. NNL-150812-154555001
Evie and Mark McGeehan pictured with Olaf and Elsa from the Disney hit film Frozen. Picture by Harry Rhodes ofTudor Photography. NNL-150812-154555001

About 450 Santas took part in the annual Katharine House Hospice Santa Fun Run in Spiceball Park on Sunday.

Santas ran, jogged or walked two laps of the country park or took a shorter one km route.

Cora Jack, Anna Long and Judith Hall. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography. NNL-150812-154541001

Cora Jack, Anna Long and Judith Hall. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography. NNL-150812-154541001

Shelia Norton, events fundraiser at Katharine House said: “This is always a fun event and we are delighted to have such a good turn out again this year. It costs more than £3.6 million to run the hospice, of which we have to raise £2.5 million.

“A big thank you to everyone who took part and to the sponsors, Banbury Charities and A-Plan Insurance”.

About £19,000 has been raised by the Santas this year to add to the £120,000 from the five previous runs.

The next event will be the Midnight Walk in June 2016.

Andy and Gabriel Sorrell. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154609001

Andy and Gabriel Sorrell. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154609001

Thomas and Adam Akkerman. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography.

Thomas and Adam Akkerman. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography.

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa start this year's fun run in Spiceball Park. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154526001

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa start this year's fun run in Spiceball Park. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154526001

Hannah Petrons, Joseph Petrons, Lauren Thompson, Freya Thompson, Matilda Thompson, Heidi Cone. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154449001

Hannah Petrons, Joseph Petrons, Lauren Thompson, Freya Thompson, Matilda Thompson, Heidi Cone. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154449001

Matt and Fraser Mowatt pictured with their medals. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154417001

Matt and Fraser Mowatt pictured with their medals. Picture by Harry Rhodes/Tudor Photography NNL-150812-154417001