Santa Claus comes to town and raises £6k for Kenton hospice

Angela Egan and her team

Angela Egan and her team - Credit: Archant

Santa Claus (and his lookalike helpers) came to town and raised more than £6,000 for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton.

Angela Egan and her team

Angela Egan and her team - Credit: Archant

The annual St Luke’s Santa Dash saw people from all ages get into the festive spirit by walking two miles around Pinner on Sunday.

People of all ages took part in the St Luke's Santa Dash

People of all ages took part in the St Luke's Santa Dash - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Claremont High School and St Gregory’s R C High School, both in Kenton, Nower Hill High School and Salvatorian College, both in Harrow, also took part in the festive fundraiser.

Everyone who took part received a well-deserved mince pie, medal and hot drink on completion.

Danny Watkins, who was the first person to complete the dash and also won three years, said: “St Luke’s is a great cause and a local charity.”

His daughter Katie was the fastest female in the under 16 category.

Pam Russell, St Luke’s director of fundraising, said: “‘250 Santas filling the streets is a sight not to be missed!

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“It can be a tough time of year for families who are coping with a serious illness, and it is great that such a wide range of people came together to show their care by raising much needed funds for patients at St Luke’s.”

For more information about St Luke’s visit www.stlukes-hospice.org.