YMCA North London is holding its first ever Santa Run on Saturday 8th December 2018. Building on the success and popularity of its largest fundraising event, the YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival, held every May in Priory Park, N8 and now approaching its 29th year, the Santa Run is set to add a dash of colour to the pre-Christmas calendar. This December’s new event will take place in the beautiful grounds of Alexandra Palace park.
Santa Run events have grown in popularity over the last twenty years, springing up all round the world – Madrid, New York, Athens and Moscow – and also in the UK. YMCA North London is very excited to be the first charity to hold a Santa Run at Alexandra Palace Park.
Santa Run fundraising events can be a wonderful way to take part in a worthwhile cause. You get to dress up as Santa or an Elf and give your family and friends something to celebrate and share a laugh about, as well as burning some pre-Christmas calories.
YMCA North London’s Santa Run aim is to raise £15,000, through runners’ entries, fundraising and donations. Funds raised will directly support young people at risk of homelessness and allow local people to access our childcare and health and well-being services.
If you want to join the Christmas fun and make a fundraising dash around Alexandra Palace Park with 1,000 other Santas and Elves then please visit http://www.ymcanorthlondon.org.uk/events/santa-run/
For more information about the Santa Run, donations, fundraising or other events, please contact Francesca Johnson (YMCA North London Fundraising Officer) [email protected] or visit our website www.ymcanorthlondon.org.uk
YMCA North London
YMCA North London has been at the heart of the community since 1903 when the original hostel was opened on Crouch Hill. While the scope of our work has changed over the years, a hostel for young people at risk of homelessness remains at the core of our operation. Local community services include a fully-equipped fitness centre, the Harringay Club children’s activity centre and our out-of-school childcare programme. For more information on how to become part of our fundraising family please visit our website www.ymcanorthlondon.org.uk