Record breaking Lincoln Santas raise over £100k for charity

Participants of the 2015 Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk raised a staggering £102,723 for chosen charities, smashing previous records.

Event organisers representing the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia as well as mascots and staff from official charities gathered for a special cheque presentation on Tuesday, March 8.

The giant donation was presented to representatives from Alzheimers Society, Candles, Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours To Cancer’, Linkage Community Trust, L.I.V.E.S, Matt’s Fund, Samaritans Lincoln, St Andrew’s Hospice, Umbrellas and Local Rotary Charities – all in full festive dress.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The 2015 Santa Fun Run marked the tenth year ‘Santas’ of all ages and abilities snaked through historic uphill Lincoln.

Some 2,500 runners, adorned in red and white, raised a total of £102,723 when they took to the Bailgate in Lincoln – far surpassing the target of £100,000.

The cheque was presented to charity recipients at the headquarters of the race’s title sponsors Running Imp.

Among teams participating was ‘Team Linkage’, with the money raised from the run going to the charity’s £250,000 Boultham Park Capital Appeal.

Almost 100 people supported Linkage in the race, managing to raise £9,748.