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Saddleworth Santa Dash Christmas comes early once again for Dr Kershaw’s – courtesy of Saddleworth Round Table 2019

There are 50 Saddleworth Santa Dash places up for grabs for Dr Kershaw’s Supporters


For the second year running, Christmas has come early to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice by way of the team at Saddleworth Round Table.  By gifting 50 places to Dr Kershaw’s, the gents of the Round Table are giving Hospice supporters the opportunity to raise money for the care of patients at the Royton hospice.

Last year’s Santa Dash saw 1500 Santas strolling or sprinting through the streets of Saddleworth, 50 of which raised a fantastic £4,000 for Dr Kershaw’s.  This year there will be more – 1750 to be precise. 

Saddleworth Round Table raises funds for local good causes.  The Saddleworth Santa Dash is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a great day out and raise money for their a good cause like Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Of the Round Tables donation, Dr Kershaw’s Community Fundraiser, Lillie Winterbottom said “Everyone had a brilliant time at last year’s Santa Dash, it was a festive family get together that raised smiles and lots of funds for the Hospice.  There was a brilliant atmosphere, music and Christmas stalls as well as plenty of food and drink. The icing on the Christmas cake was seeing the Santa Parade, light switch-on and festive fireworks”

Saddleworth Santa Dash
Saddleworth Santa Dash

Dr Kershaw’s Santas included people from all over the borough as well as doctors and nurses from the Hospice, some Santas even travelled up from Wales!  The day proved even more special for junior hospice supporter Amy, who not only took first place in her age group but the super talented athlete sprinted through the minimum sponsorship requirement of £40, to raise a santa-stic £208!

Saddleworth Santa Dash
Saddleworth Santa Dash

Would you like to dash for Dr Kershaw’s this year?  Could you take on either the 5km or 2km course and raise money for the Hospice? You could be one of the lucky 50 who will receive a place for FREE helping you to put your best fundraising foot forward to raise money for patient care at Christmas.  Contact Lillie Winterbottom 0161 624 9984 or email for more information on how you can claim your place. 

Santa Dash, Saturday 7th December, 2.30 pm start in Uppermill followed by The Big Light Switch On and Santa Parade.



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