Ipswich: Santas descend on Waterfront

HUNDREDS of Santas took part in the annual charity run for the East Anglian Children’s Hospices in Ipswich today – helping to raise thousands of pounds for the Treehouse Appeal.

Almost 500 Santas took part in the even round the Waterfront – ranging from keen amateur runners to families who decided to tackle the course on a whim.

Winning was never really the aim of the event – but first across the line was keen runner Ben Churchman, 26, from Mellis near Eye.

He was followed by 13-year-old Katie Peake from Ipswich who decided to take part at the last minute after representing Suffolk in a regional event at Biggleswade yesterday.

Organisers of the event hope it should raise �15,000 for the Treehouse appeal – pushing it ever close to its �3 million target.

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