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Queenscourt Santa Sprint sponsored by
Silcock Leisure Photographs and video by Patrick
the bitterly cold temperatures over 450 Santa's
gathered at Southport Pier for this years Santa Sprint to raise money for
Queenscourt Hospice with a 2km sprint down the Pier and then around the
Esplanade and back along the Promenade. Now in its 5th year adults
of all ages, children and numerous 4 legged friends donned their Santa Suits
once again pounded the pier front whilst raising vital funds for Queenscourt
Once again the event was sponsored by Silcocks Leisure Group.
Managing Director, Mr Herbert Silcock certainly warmed the morning up with his
announcement that this year he would be increasing his sponsorship to a
staggering ₤1000. Silcocks have supported the event for many years
their doors and allowing us the use of the café area and all our Santas had the
opportunity to ride on the carousel and have a hot drink. Prior to the
event Silcocks provided all our posters and leaflets to promote the event.
Organiser, Zoe Donoghue said:- "On behalf of the
patients, staff and volunteers at Queenscourt Hospice, I would like to sincerely
thank everyone that has participated in this year's event. The weather was
a concern however the snow held off and I was delighted to see so many people
taking part and raising funds for the Hospice. Thank you to all our
volunteers who gave up their time to marshal and check in hundreds of Santas,
without them events like these would simply not be possible. "
Also taking part on the Marine Lake where
SUP North a group enthusiastic stand up
paddle boarders, who cam
out in force to help raise even more funds and to chear the runners on as they
passed over them on the Pier.
The Queenscourt Santa
Sprint will be back, on Sunday, 9 December 2018. Registrations will open in the
New Year, for more information about the event please email:-
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to
take part... For more information about the Hospice and to find out about
other fund raising events visit:-
Did you know?
Silcock Leisure operates several amusement
arcades, fish and chip restaurants, ice cream parlours and the Carousel, within
Southport and Blackpool. The family firm is now into their 6th generation
and has now been in the amusements industry for over 125 years...!
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