A VIRTUAL Santa Dash organised by The Myton Hospices is aiming get Warwickshire residents in the spirit.
For those needing something to look forward to once the second lockdown lifts, Myton’s annual festive event is hoped to be the perfect tonic to a difficult year. While the gathering together of hundreds of Santas and elves cannot happen this year, the virtual event is still set to see festive fund-raisers getting out and about in fancy dress to raise funds for Myton’s work.
The charity – which runs three hospices across Warwickshire – is inviting people to pull on their best (and worst) festive costumes and jumpers on Sunday December 13 to take part in the event by choosing their own route and distance.
This year the charity is encouraging people to be creative with how they travel – from walking and running to cycling and rowing, and, for those who really want to have some fun, even a space hopper, unicycle or something similarly whacky to complete the route.
Spokeswoman Rebecca Richards said: “This year has been hard on everyone and we want to bring some fun and positivity to everyone before 2021. We can’t all be together as we normally would for our Santa Dash, but that won’t stop us spreading the Christmas cheer across Coventry and Warwickshire by getting people out for our Virtual Santa Dash.
“With the impact the coronavirus pandemic has already had on our ability to raise vital funds and the effects of another lockdown, we need the help of our local communities more than ever before so we can be there for those who need us most this Christmas, and in the future.”
Visit mytonhospice.org/santa to sign up. Entry costs £5 per adult and £3 per child.