Santa Fun Run 2012 to raise whopping sum for charity

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The Rotary Club of Skegness is hopeful of raising up to £3,000 for good causes after hundreds of people donned Santa outfits for a charity fun run at the weekend.

The ever-popular Santa Fun Run is one of the annual highlights of the Skegness Christmas calendar.

And local residents did the event proud again this year - with around 200 people reportedly taking part during the event.

Skegness Rotary’s Margaret Taylor was delighted by the turn-out, and the dry weather for the run.

“We had just under 200 runners and although we won’t know how much sponsorship was raised until after people return their forms, we anticipate that we could be looking at around £2,000 to £3,000.

“We are delighted with the turn-out. At the end of the day it’s a really good community event for people to do prior to Christmas and I think it helps get everybody in the Christmas spirit.

“We were fortunate this year with the weather. It stayed fine for the whole of the event and the runners all enjoyed it - it was a good run round for them with no snow or ice.

“And the pantomime team from the Embassy Theatre came round to start the runners off - overall it was a good fun morning,” she added.