Santa paws is in town… with Princess Alice Hospice’s dog friendly Santa Fun Run

Santa paws is in town

Have you heard the tail-wagging news? Santa’s in town with Santa Fun Run at Bushy Park on 10 December and Sandown Park Racecourse on 17 December and Santa-paws go free!

Peek inside the stables and take in the awe-inspiring London skyline at Sandown or run amongst the ancient trees at beautiful Bushy Park, it’s up to you! Whichever you choose, include your furry family members in the festivities by bringing them on the walkies of the year at this local Christmas favourite.

Santa Fun Run is an annual festive 5k when family and friends (including the four-legged variety) gather in a sea of Santa suits to raise crucial funds for Princess Alice Hospice. Run, walk, wheel or skip, taking part is all that matters.

Santa Fun Run takes place at a poignant time of year for Maneck, Ruby and Talulla, as they remember wife and mum Sharon, who died at Princess Alice Hospice in November 2020. Each year they join the Bushy Park run dressed in Santa and elf suits to raise funds whilst sharing precious memories close to the anniversary of Sharon’s death.

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Maneck explains, “The thought of setting down a marker for someone you’ve lost is hard but having Santa Fun Run there for us has made a positive impact, at a time that is really quite hard for us.”

Talulla gives some words of encouragement to anyone signing up, “It’s such a fun thing to do together and it’s such good vibes.”

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Santa Fun Run raises vital funds to help support families like theirs. Every penny donated and fundraised will make a direct impact on care this Christmas and beyond. Come and get your festive fun off to the perfect start, while embracing the season of goodwill, too.

Whether it’s at Bushy or Sandown, we can’t wait to see you with your dressed-up dogs this December. Sign up at now!

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