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Danson Park festive fun run raises £8,000 for Bexley hospice

PUBLISHED: 14:48 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 14:49 09 December 2013

Suzanne and Ciara Ducey took part in the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Santa Dash.

Suzanne and Ciara Ducey took part in the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Santa Dash.

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More than 300 speedy Santas turned out to raise funds for The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, in Danson Park, last week.

The Santa Dash filled the park with red and white fundraisers, who set off from Mansion House to run, walk, or jog the 5km route - two laps of the park.

It is thought the afternoon of festi exercise will raise more than £8,000 for the charity, based in Trafalgar Road, Greenwich.

Community fundraiser, Megan Boyle, said: “There was a great atmosphere on the day and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We had festive music playing, a Santa sleigh and a fun warm-up led by Julia from Changes Ladies Gym in Bexleyheath.

“The event looks set to raise over £8,000, which is enough to supply the inpatient unit with medicines for an entire month, helping to keep our patients comfortable this Christmas by getting their pain and symptoms under control, and allowing them to share this special time of year with their families and friends.

“Thank you to everyone who came along and took part.”

The event was supported by The Rotary Club of Bexley, who helped present medals to children at the finish line.

To find out more about Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, call 020 8319 9230, or visit communityhospice.org.uk.

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