Entrants are being sought for the fifth annual CHAS Aberdeen Santa Run which will take place from 11 – 14 December.
The CHAS Santa Run, organised in partnership with Aberdeen Sports Village, will be held virtually this year because of coronavirus restrictions, meaning people from all areas across Scotland can sign up to take part.
Sponsored by Drummond Finance, the festive run takes place from 11-14 December and is open to family members of all ages and abilities.
Entries cost £15 per adult, £10 per child and £30 per family of four. This includes a Santa hat and a special certificate of achievement which will be posted to participants after the event.
CHAS Community Fundraiser, Emma Moore said: “We are so proud to be launching our fifth annual CHAS Santa Run with Aberdeen Sports Village. Because of the ongoing pandemic the event can’t be held at the Sports Village this year but there are no restrictions on who can enter so all family members can get involved and because it’s a virtual event, people outside Aberdeen can also sign up.
“Now, more than ever, we rely on our fundraisers completing challenges such as this to help us continue our work keeping the joy alive for all the vulnerable children in our care across Scotland and their families. We hope to see many people signing up this year to join in the festive fun while helping to raise much needed funds.”
Kyle Greig from Aberdeen Sports Village said: “We are thrilled to be launching the fifth annual Santa Run in partnership with CHAS. We hope lots of people take part in this fantastic virtual festive event to help raise money to support vulnerable children and families across Scotland.”
Alex Drummond from Drummond Finance added: “We are delighted to be supporting this event which will help raise vital funds for CHAS. This amazing charity has faced huge challenges throughout the ongoing pandemic but continues to do the most amazing work supporting so many children and families across Scotland.”
Like many other charities in the current pandemic, CHAS has had to dramatically transform the way in which it operates.
While both Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch are continuing to provide end of life care, the charity now also runs a virtual children’s hospice to support families who are having to completely self-isolate.
Through this service, families are offered extensive support by phone and video on important issues such as clinical guidance, financial advice and bereavement. CHAS family support teams also offer a range of interactive activities, art clubs, storytelling and friendship calls to children and parents.
To sign up for this year’s Santa Run visit: https://www.entrycentral.com/abdnsantadash
Pic cap: CHAS Community Fundraiser, Emma Moore (second from left) with family members, Kyle Greig (far left), Lesley and Keith Dunnett and baby Logan Greig
For further information please contact: Charlene Wilson, Press Officer at CharleneWilson@chas.org.uk