Hundreds take part in Santa Fun Run in Colchester’s Castle Park for Colchester Hospitals Charity
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Hundreds of festive fundraisers helped a hospital charity today.
Around 500 people took part in the event today and raised an estimated £10,000 for Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC).
The CoHoC is aiming to raise £4.5million to build a cancer centre at Colchester General Hospital. Around £1m has been raised so far.
Caroline Bates, head of fundraising at CoHoC, said: “The Santa Fun Run went really well and everyone had a lovely morning.
“I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped organise the event and everyone who took part.
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“There was a generous Christmas spirit; one man donated £1,000 and another person raised £700.”
Fundraisers took on either a 3km (1.9 miles) or a 5km (3.1 miles) fun run challenge and were awarded Santa Fun Run medals.
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