Early bird discount for Willen Hospice’s popular Santa Dash event

Posted 20th October 2023

The Willen Hospice Santa Dash, sponsored by MyMiltonKeynes, will be taking place on Sunday 17 December. This popular Christmas event sees hundreds of people walk, run or jog just over a mile around Willen’s North Lake in Santa suits to raise vital funds for the charity.

Early sign-ups can get £5 off the registration fee with an early-bird offer, which ends on 31 October. There is also a discounted ‘green’ option for those who wish to wear last year’s Santa suit, or come in their own festive fancy dress. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join in the fun too!

Nikki Poole, Willen Hospice Community Fundraising and Events Manager said, “Our Santa Dash is a festive favourite and we are often told by families that this event marks the start of their Christmas. If you haven’t ‘dashed’ before and you’re looking for something fun and different to do with the family, then I encourage you to sign up and experience it – there’s really nothing quite like see hundreds of people dressed as Santa all in one place!”

The charity is kindly asking each ‘dasher’ to try and raise £50 to support the Hospice. Nikki added, “As fun as the Santa Dash is, it’s all about the fundraising. Our amazing Hospice staff will be caring for families and patients on Christmas day, whether that’s on our In-Patient Unit overlooking Willen Lake, or in people’s own home, wherever home may be. The money raised at this event will make all the difference for those families facing an incredibly difficult Christmas.”

Registration is from £15 with the early bird offer and includes a Santa suit (unless choosing the greener option), finisher’s medal, and new for this year, hot food and a drink. To sign up, visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/santadash