Santa dashers of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to don festive gear on Saturday 9th December, and take to the streets of Northwood in a bid to bring some festive cheer and a lot of HO HO HO, while raising vital funds for Michael Sobell Hospice, which needs over £1.6 million pounds of funding each year!

To sign up for the Santa Dash, simply pop in to any Michael Sobell Hospice Charity shop and pick up a registration form or sign up online by clicking here. Entry costs £10pp to include a Santa suit for adults and fun novelty item for children. There is a special family of four offer of £30 – saving £10 up for grabs too. Four-legged friends are more than welcome!

At 11.00am, a sea of ‘dashers’ (men, women, children and their four-legged friends) will set off from the Mount Vernon Hospital-based Hospice, for a one-mile reindeer run or jingle bell jog, heading towards Green Lane, and finally ending up at Northwood Methodist Church, Oaklands Gate, HA6 3AA, where they will be cheered home by Santa’s little helpers and rewarded for their efforts with some well-deserved refreshments – AND a chance to browse and buy at our fantastic festive gift fayre! SEE BELOW

About our Festive Gift Fayre

The Charity’s festive gift fayre will also be taking place on the day, inside the church from 10.00am-3.00pm, and will be the perfect opportunity for those taking part in the fun run, (as well as the local community), to pick up a wonderful selection of stocking fillers and Christmas gifts for loved ones from a variety of stalls including stunning jewellery from Jewelicious, Sparking Satsuma Jewellery and Simons Creations, woody handmade crafts from Woodcraft, beautiful knitwear, accessories, tablecloths and quilt covers from Joy Grant, Karmar Knits and Rekha plus much more!

A FABULOUS festive raffle!

Homemade refreshments will also be available, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes donated by local businesses in the Michael Sobell Hospice festive raffle, including luxury gift hampers, a Waterford Crystal bowl, a slow cooker, and vouchers for Haringtons Hair, Piazza Restaurant, Hobs Salon, Bed Head hair products, Julie Holliday, Cook Northwood and Clarins products courtesy of Sharmans Pharmacy! Thank you to all those who have kindly donated!

Entry to the festive gift fayre is free of charge for all Santa Dash participants. £2 donation on the door for everyone else. *STALLHOLDERS should contact Vanessa on 020 3826 2357 if you would like to book a stall at the event. £20 per stall.*

Michael Sobell Hospice has been providing specialist palliative care for local people and their families across the Hillingdon borough and further afield since 1977.

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