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Christmas in May?

Diana reports... In December last year, three York Charities got together to raise funds and raise spirits by holding a virtual Santa Fun Run.


On behalf of York Rotary Club, the British Heart Foundation and the Wilberforce Trust, 128 runners got dressed up as Santa, reindeers or elves and jogged round their local parks, beauty spots or streets for an approximation of 5K and raised £2,083.78.

Due to an extended lockdown we were unable to get together to share out the takings for our respective causes but this week (May 20th) we were able to do just that.


Donning our Santa suits, inflatable antlers and guiding our makeshift sleigh on a mock snow carpet, we celebrated this achievement in fine Yuletide style. With the weather so miserable we could almost believe it was still winter!



These funds will enable Rotary to support the wide range of good causes they work with; the British Heart Foundation to reach more people with their life-saving support and the Wilberforce Trust to reduce the loneliness and isolation of people living with sensory impairments. We hope to do this again this December and make it even bigger!




For further details contact:

Diana Naish – York Rotary Club diananaish@googlemail.com

Jodie Shepherd – British Heart Foundation shepherdj@bhf.org.uk

Jane Carter – The Wilberforce Trust – j.carter@wilberforcetrust.org.uk


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