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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Action-Packed Day of Festive Family Fun Promised at St Luke’s Santa’s Day Out

Preparing for the eating challenge. Santas Alan Barker, of  the hospice lottery team and Clare Dale of the hospice's fundraising team 2

St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice is appealing for energetic supporters to help create a tide of red and white across Cheshire’s Oulton Park Racing Circuit on Sunday, 8 December, during its action-packed and family fun-filled Santa’s Day Out event.
Organisers are hoping to make this year’s fun-filled event the biggest and best yet by inviting local people and business teams to sign up, don their Santa suits and run, walk, bike, rollerblade or even scoot around the iconic racing track, all in aid of the hospice.
And there’s even more fun to enjoy at this year’s action-packed event, including a sure to be very competitive, Santa Hospital Bed Push which will see teams of four Santas pushing another Santa on a bed across a 500 metres track, and the hospice is looking for teams to sign up now.
And that’s not all –once the racing is over, there will be a unique Santa Vs Mince Pie eating competition where fundraising entrants will work their way through a massive platter of mince pies all in aid of St Luke’s.
The daring entrant that can eat the most in 10 minutes will be declared the winner and should certainly be fun to watch. Again brave entrants are needed so if you love mince pies, this is the challenge for you.
To top it off, there will be a full Christmas market packed with food stands and gifts including an array of premium grade non dropping trees, beautiful hand crafted fresh wreaths, holly and ivy bunches and fresh English Mistletoe from 11noon-3pm, with the dash starting at 12 noon.
St Luke’s iconic double-decker London Routemaster, Luke the Bus, has once again been transformed into Santa’s grotto so that youngsters can meet the real thing throughout the day.
The hospice’s head of event management Jane Thompson said: “We can’t wait to see the whole of Oulton Park brimming with the famous red and white outfit. Whether it’s running, skating, bed racing and eating mince pies as quick as possible, we need supporters, families and corporate teams to make this the best event yet.
“This year’s race will have even more categories than ever. Along with Dashing Santas, Strolling Santas, Biking Santas and Rollerblading Santas we will be having Scooting Santas. 
“You can complete the 5k circuit at your own pace returning to a well deserved certificate.”
All adult Santas get a full Santa suit and youngsters will get a set of fun Christmas headwear.
Entry to the event is £12 for adults and £5 for Children.
Jane added: “In an attempt to increase our numbers we are not insisting on sponsorship as part of the package for the run.  You can choose to take part just for fun.
“However if the hospice is close to your heart and you can fundraise, we have lots of ways you can do so and we do hope our fantastic supporters will take part in aid of the hospice’s invaluable work.
“If you can raise £100 a person or £150 a family for St Luke’s then we will refund your personal registration fee.”
Contact Jane Thompson at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice on 01606 555688 or for more information or to register your interest.

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