Lincoln fundraisers who took part in the 2014 Santa Fun Run raised a record amount for charity, donating a total of £83,681 to deserving causes in the area.
Over 2,200 people dressed up as Santa for the run on December 14, dashing around Lincoln’s Bailgate, some of them with their pets.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, charities such as the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, L.I.V.E.S. first responders, Candles, Lincoln Samaritans and the Linkage Community Trust’s Boultham Park Restoration Project benefited from the generosity of the participants.
The event, with main sponsors Danwood, managed to surpass the previous year’s fundraising record of £81,096.
To celebrate this, Santa joined the event organisers in presenting a cheque to the nominated charities on Castle Square.
Organiser of the event said: “We would like to thank everybody who took part in the event in making it such a special day, and thank you to everybody who donated money to the participants.
“A big thank you also goes to all of the event sponsors, your generous contributions are very much appreciated. Together, we have raised a very large amount of money to go towards helping peoples lives across Lincolnshire.”
Since the first Lincoln Santa Run took place in 2006, more than £300,000 has been raised for good causes.