Santas scamper around Stevenage for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

More than 70 Santas braved the wet weather yesterday for the first Stevenage town centre family fun run, organised by Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

Runners braved the cold in aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera C

Runners braved the cold in aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

The 5k run saw friends and family come together for a jog or walk around the town and through the Stevenage Town Centre Gardens – donning their best Santa and elf costumes.

Organiser Jake Amos from the hospice said: “Sunday’s Santa Scamper went really well, with a great crowd turning up to show their support for the hospice and cheering on our fancy dress runners as they took part in the town centre 5k.

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

“The atmosphere was incredible, and saw children and adults alike spreading some festive cheer around Stevenage.

“Huge thanks to everyone who braved the cold to take part and to all the volunteers and everyone else involved, you were all fantastic.”

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant


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Final fundraising targets are currently being counted, with every penny raised going to the running of the hospice.

The 5k run took runners through the town and into the Stevenage Town Centre Gardens. Picture: Terry

The 5k run took runners through the town and into the Stevenage Town Centre Gardens. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

People of all ages got involved in the Santa Scamper. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club

People of all ages got involved in the Santa Scamper. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Around 70 runners turned out for the first fun run event to be held in the town centre. Picture: Ter

Around 70 runners turned out for the first fun run event to be held in the town centre. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Festive fun in the town centre on Sunday in aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton,

Festive fun in the town centre on Sunday in aid of Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care

Santas scampered around Stevenage town centre yesterday to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: Terry Linton, Hitchin Camera Club - Credit: Archant

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