Santa Fun Run
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Blog
A glorious sunny Sunday morning saw thousands of Santas take time off from their busy ‘workshops’ to come together to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Teams from CVUK and Karen Millen both ran to support FTCT in helping children and families who work in the UK fashion and textile industry. Vanessa Green, MD of CVUK ran 5k and said ‘I loved it, seeing all the Santas made me giggle all the way around! It is important to raise awareness and funds for the charity and have fun. If anyone is thinking about doing a run in the future – just do it!’ The CVUK team completed their run in great time with all smiles.
First time representatives from Karen Millen – a group of keep fit enthusiasts – ran, walked and sprinted across the finish line alongside the other 3000 Santas running on the day. It was a great atmosphere at Victoria Park, with mini-contests for the ‘Best Dressed Child’ and the ‘Best Dressed Dog’ – judged by our very own Aaron, 11 year old son of Janet at FTCT, who selected Dexter as the winning dog.
Anna Pangbourne, Director of FTCT was delighted with the turnout, ‘thanks to everyone for attending the event this year, we are so proud of everyone who ran on behalf of FTCT. For every £100 raised by our team of runners, FTCT will be able to provide a warm winter coat, a new pair of shoes for school and some essential clothing for a child in the UK. ‘ A HUGE thank you to everyone who turned up to the event and participated. Both runners and supporters alike. Great fun was had by all!
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