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Princess Alice Santa Fun Runs 2012

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Santas racing for charity
princess alice santa fun run

The Princess Alice Hospice provides free care to terminally ill patients. The charity was founded in 1980 by Geoffrey Gardener and Kathleen Stevens, and since then has given holistic support to patients and family. The charity, however, cannot survive without the help of the community, which is why they put on regular fundraising events.

In the spirit of Christmas, The Princess Alice has set up two Santa Fun Runs for December 2012. The first is on the 2nd at Bushy Park. It is the second largest Royal Park in London, and right next to Hampton Court Palace.

The second event is on the 9th at Richmond Park. Both are beautiful scenic venues for the five kilometre run. Bushy Park has about 325 Red and Fallow Deer, and Richmond in excess of 630. You will be able to see them while making your run, but are asked to remain at least a 50 metre distance.

The event is open to all ages, with a 10 sign-up fee. For every paying adult, a child under 12 goes free. Plus, if you manage to raise over 50 you will win a 10 shopping voucher.

Everyone will be provided with a free Santa suit or pair of reindeer antlers. You can pick them up before the event between 10.00am 4.00pm at The Princess Alice Hospice Main Reception on West End Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NA. You will also be able to collect them on the day at the given venue.

Registration will be at 9.45am and both events, with the race starting at 10.30am. Runners will start first, followed by joggers, and then the walkers.
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Why? Raise money for charity
When: 2nd Dec & 9th Dec
Phone: 01372 461 855
Where: Bushy Park & Richmond Park
Cost: 10
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