Staff from Spratt Endicott solicitors in Banbury donned Santa suits this week to help promote the annual Santa Fun Run for Katharine House Hospice. On Sunday 4 December they will be joining hundreds of other teams and individuals from local companies, sports teams and families to take part in the 7th annual Santa Fun Run around Spiceball Park.

Victoria Bullard, who’s been working at Spratt Endicott for four years with her sister Mary, explained their personal connection to Katharine House, and why they were motivated to take part in the event with their colleagues this year;

"The Santa Fun Run sounded like a really fun way of raising money for the firm’s charity of the year and, at the same time, getting some much needed exercise and spending time with our colleagues. Katharine House helped a very close relative of ours in her time of need and we are so very grateful to them for the love and care they provided at this time.

A run like this really raises awareness for what the charity does as eyes are caught straight away by the huge Santa suits! We are very happy to be taking part in something for such a great cause as this.”

The 4km run or 1km walk is one of the Hospice’s biggest annual fundraising events, raising up to £20,000 for Banbury’s local hospice. Everyone taking part will receive their very own Santa suit, and be rewarded with a mince pie and a drink upon completing the run.

Chris Higgins, Communications Officer at Katharine House, said; “This Christmas Day it will cost us £10,000 to keep our hospice services running and support patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. The Santa Fun Run is a fantastic event, and people take part for a number of reasons; some, like Victoria and Mary, run in memory of a relative, others run for fun or for fitness. Every £1 raised at the Santa Fun Run will go towards helping people in our local community who are facing life-limiting illnesses.”

You can join in the fun by signing up for the event here.