Nearly 100 people took part in last Saturday’s St Helens Santa Dash to raise funds for local charities, Willowbrook Hospice and The Steve Prescott Foundation.
The festive runners donned Santa suits to complete the 3km fun run round St Helens, which took in The Steve Prescott Bridge and a lap of the ‘Saints’ ground, Langtree Park Stadium.
Councillor Steve Glover, Mayor of St Helens officially started the dash at 11am from St Helens Parish Church, Church Square, St Helens with a festive ‘Ho, Ho, Ho ….Ready, Steady, Go!’. He was joined at the start by members of Willowbrook’s Fundraising Team, Martin Blondel from the Steve Prescott Foundation and Steve’s late wife, Linzi.
Mark Pilkington, Willowbrook’s ‘Challenges’ Fundraiser said: "Santa was out in force today on the streets of St Helens. The Santa Dash is a great family event and it’s fantastic to see so many people getting in the festive spirit to raise funds for Willowbrook and the Steve Prescott Foundation.”