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Newark Santas preparing to make a dash for Reach Learning Disability




A charity is holding its second Santa run to raise money for its work supporting people with learning disabilities.

Reach Learning Disability is holding the event at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark, on December 1, at 11am.

Those taking part in the family-friendly 2k event can run, walk or jog the course through the park.

A HOST of Father Christmases pass the start line on a previous Santa run for Reach Learning Disability.
A HOST of Father Christmases pass the start line on a previous Santa run for Reach Learning Disability.

It costs £12 for adults to take part and £6.50 for children aged 15 and under.

Participants are encouraged to set up a Just Giving page or download a sponsor form from www.reachuk.org/fundraising/santa-run

All entrants will receive a medal, mince pie, and a Santa suit or hat for taking part.

A HOST of Father Christmases pass the start line on a previous Santa run for Reach Learning Disability.
A HOST of Father Christmases pass the start line on a previous Santa run for Reach Learning Disability.

Sarah Cobb, of Reach, said: “Reach is encouraging participants to accessorise their outfits, and prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed adult, best-dressed child and best-dressed dog.”

There will be carol singers as well as hot chocolate and a Santa’s grotto.

The event’s main sponsor is Bakkavor Desserts, and Prime Print is also supporting the event.

Any business that would like to be involved in the event can call Sarah on 01636 819066 or email sarah.cobb@reachuk.org

Reach Learning Disability supports more than 200 people with learning disabilities each week.

It runs more than 50 weekly courses and social activities across its bases in Newark, Southwell, Mansfield and its horticultural social enterprise project in Southwell, called Flower Pod.

It has also opened a community café in Balderton, and runs a care support company providing one-to-one care at home for adults with learning disabilities.

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