Falmouth Santa Fun Run: PICTURES + FULL STORY

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CHRISTMAS shoppers in Falmouth were helped get further in the festive spirit on Saturday as a sea of more than 500 Santas descended on the town for the Cornwall Hospice Care’s fundraising fun run.

Santas of all shapes, sizes and ages took to the streets to join in the fun, some pushing buggies while others were accompanied by their Santa-suited four-legged friends. It is anticipated that the Super Santa Day and fun run will have raised around £13,000 for the charity.

The event in Falmouth is the largest of its kind in Cornwall, attracting more Santas than those held in Truro, Newquay, Padstow, Pool and at Land’s End.

The Santas assembled on The Moor and took part in a mass warm-up led by local gym The Core before setting off around the town. Teams entered the fun run from local businesses, community groups and sports teams, including Constantine School, Falmouth School, the Mermaid Centre, Falmouth University Students’ Union, The Net Boosters and Deveron Pilot Gig Club.

“We are thrilled with the turn out,” said Rose Wiltshire, events |fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care. We would like to thank |everyone who took part or |volunteered, BBC Radio Cornwall, the Falmouth Town Team, Falmouth Methodist Church, Cornwall 4x4 Emergency Response as well as the people who stopped to cheer our Santas through the town.”

The Santa Fun Run in Falmouth, which alone is expected to raise £13,000 for Cornwall Hospice Care is the largest of 10 Santa Fun Runs organised by the charity.

In all, the 2013 Santa Series has already raised over £23,000 for the charity, and is expected to exceed £30,000 once all the sponsorship money has been received.

The Santa Fun Runs are raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care. The charity provides adult hospice care to the people of Cornwall.

The specialist team at Cornwall Hospice Care aim to provide a holistic approach to the care of people living with life limiting illnesses providing medical, practical and spiritual treatment and support.

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11:34am Wed 18 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Excellent result in fund raising for a worthy cause, it was good to see so many children also involved.
Excellent result in fund raising for a worthy cause, it was good to see so many children also involved. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:48am Thu 19 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

9:41am Thu 19 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.[/p][/quote]I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money. Gillian Zella Martin 09

9:48am Thu 19 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.
So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar?
I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.[/p][/quote]I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.[/p][/quote]So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar? I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity... Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

10:49am Thu 19 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.
So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar?
I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...
No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.[/p][/quote]I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.[/p][/quote]So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar? I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...[/p][/quote]No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:00am Thu 19 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.
So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar?
I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...
No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it.
Are you sure you won't reconsider? What if I roped Meercats in as well?
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.[/p][/quote]I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.[/p][/quote]So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar? I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...[/p][/quote]No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you won't reconsider? What if I roped Meercats in as well? Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

11:07am Thu 19 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.
I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.
So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar?
I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...
No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it.
Are you sure you won't reconsider? What if I roped Meercats in as well?
Sorry Lord Barry lol, I will do a lot of things, but stripping for calendars is not one of them, not even after a few Baileys.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Yes, well done to them all, although for me, the use of "fun" and "run" in the same phrase is a clear oxymoron.[/p][/quote]I can relate to that lol, It certainly is a good team participation from them all, I am afraid though where running is concerned I would prefer to just hand over some money.[/p][/quote]So can I deduce from that Gill that you'd be up for stripping off for a calendar? I am thinking of organising one for my own wine funds charity...[/p][/quote]No afraid not Lord Barry lol, the only thing I am stripping at the moment is my bathroom to paint it.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you won't reconsider? What if I roped Meercats in as well?[/p][/quote]Sorry Lord Barry lol, I will do a lot of things, but stripping for calendars is not one of them, not even after a few Baileys. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:10am Thu 19 Dec 13

Rainbow over Helston says...

Some sad person had thumbed down LBFS and your first comment down Gill, so Santa wont be visiting them. The fun runners did an amazing job in raising funds.
Some sad person had thumbed down LBFS and your first comment down Gill, so Santa wont be visiting them. The fun runners did an amazing job in raising funds. Rainbow over Helston

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