Colne Valley Running Santa

by Running Santa in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st January 2024 we successfully raised £4,000 ( + est. £687.75 Gift Aid ) with 202 supporters in 47 days

Running Santa aims to raise awareness & funds for Colne Valleys Two Foodbanks: • Colne Valley Help. • Cowlersley Comunity Support

by Running Santa in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

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Running Santa’s Story.

Running Santa started his fund raising in 2020.

Within the hight of the Covid-19 pandemic, many families within the Colne Valley area found themselves struggling financially and with this the demand on Colne Valley‘s only food bank was at its highest.

With this, Running Santa started his 25 Days of Christmas Campaign, seeing him running 10km’s from Cowlersley to the Food Bank situated in Slaithwaite & back. He did this for 25 days, ending the campaign on Christmas Eve where he pushed a shopping trolley along the route, collecting food donations from local residents.

On his first ever campaign in 2020 he raised £3,500.

On his second campaign in 2021 he raised £2,160.

On his third campaign in 2023 he raised £3,100.

Now in 2023, with him raising £8,760.00 in previous years, he is back!

If we raise £3,240 in 2023 campaign, Running Santa will have raised £12,000 for our local food banks over the last 4 years.

With the increased pressure from the cost of living crisis, this year he is raising money for Two Local Food Banks, Cowlersley Community Support & Colne Valley Help!

Both these Food Banks do an amazing job supporting the community, but they really do need help.

Now Running Santa is supporting Two Local Food Banks, he is chainging his running route, he will still run 10km but he will now run from Cowlersley Lights, up Cowlersley Lane, passing Cowlersley Community Support, up to Colne Valley High School, down Causeway Side, on to Manchester Road towards Slaithwait, running through the centre past Colne Valley High and then making his way back to Cowlersley on Manchester Road.

Like previous years, he will run the 10km route in his Santa Suite, with Flashing Lights & Playing Chirstmas Music. He is here again to bring christmas spirit but also help suppprt the community.

If you can support him, that would be a huge help!

Thank You.

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