A plethora of people descended on Cannon Hill Park today (3rd December) to take part in Acorns annual charity fun run dressed as Santas.

asr1The fabulous festive spectacle is a fundraising initiative by the children’s charity, Acorns. The day consisted of three events, one 5k race for the more competitive santas, one family 5k and one family 2k route, which is more suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Acorns is an amazing charity that’s been supporting limited and life threatened children and their families since 1988. The money raised today could go towards:

  • @JeevanSChagger not only beat his PB, he raised £200
    @JeevanSChagger not only beat his PB, he raised £200

    An hour of physiotherapy for a child – Each hospice has a team of physiotherapists who can provide a range of treatments to children to help with pain management, mobility, breathing difficulties and other symptoms of their varied conditions

  • Around 30 minutes multisensory session – A one-on-one multisensory therapy session uses light, sound, touch and smell to either stimulate or relax a child, depending on their need.
  • An hour of face-to face support from a family support worker – Each of Acorns families has a dedicated family team worker that is there for them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide advice and support to the entire family or just an ear to listen or shoulder to cry on as well as ongoing support following the death of their child.

asr4Other than running, raising much needed monies and providing a visual memory that you will be hard to forget! These red suited fun loving individuals also danced to warm up and took part in the mannequin challenge, which you can see below!

Santa’s Dance:

Santas Do The Mannequin Challenge:

A massive well done to everybody involved :-)

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