Rotary Santa Fun Run raises £5,500 for charities

Rotary Santa Fun Run raises £5,500 for charities

Rotary clubs across Great Britain & Ireland have been staging successful Santa runs in towns and villages across the country – each raising thousands of pounds for charities.

The Leicestershire town of Lutterworth celebrated its 11th annual Santa Fun Fun, featuring more than 600 festively-dressed Santas setting off from Lutterworth College.

The red clad runners took to the streets of Lutterworth along one of two routes – 4km and 5.7km, marshalled along the route by members of Lutterworth Rotary and other community organisations.

Organiser Mark Thompson pointed out that only once in the event’s history have they had any snow on the ground for the run. But Mark, who took over from John Turner at the helm, said the event had been a huge success.

The run has become a regular fixture on Lutterworth’s social calendar and is organised in partnership between the Rotary clubs of Lutterworth and Lutterworth Wycliffe.

The event this year raised £5,500 for several charities including Air Ambulance (Derby, Leicestershire and Rutland), Mind, Cystic Fibrosis, Twenty Twenty the Lutterworth Town Mayor’s Appeal and Rotary charities.