Bristol Santas braved the weather for their run on Sunday 10th December

Bristol Santas braved the weather for their run on Sunday 10th December

Posted on: 11 Dec 2017

This weekend saw icy conditions in Bristol, but that didn’t stop the annual Santas on the Run from taking place!


A monumental 2,500 people ran through the snow, rain and winds to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Santas on the Run in Bristol

Christmas is always a poignant time of year for families supported by the charity, some of whom may be sharing their last Christmas together. Some families will spend a few days over the Christmas period at the hospice for a festive break. Charlton Farm is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing vital care and support to children and families when they are staying as well as supporting them with advice and visits when they are at home or in hospital.


Hollie Thorogood, Events Fundraiser for CHSW, said "We’d like to thank everyone for coming along in such challenging weather conditions. The volunteers, participants, staff and suppliers were all incredible and certainly didn’t let the weather dampen their Christmas spirit."

Santas on the Run in Bristol

About the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)


Children’s Hospice South West was first registered with the charity commission in 1991 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016, it is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives, providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families.


There are three hospices in the South West: Little Bridge House in Barnstaple (opened 1995), Charlton Farm in Bristol (opened 2007) and Little Harbour in St Austell (opened 2011). CHSW is the only children’s hospice in the South West. It costs around £9million to run the 3 hospice sites each year and the charity relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions.


CHSW delivers a range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings, palliative and emergency care, end of life care, bereavement support and specialist medical care - all available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The services are free for families. To find out more about their work, click here.






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Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.