Hundreds take part in Santa Fun Run in Colchester’s Castle Park for Colchester Hospitals Charity

Hundreds of runners took part in the Santa Run in Colchester Park.

Hundreds of runners took part in the Santa Run in Colchester Park. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

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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