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Poltair's red and white-clad runners reach finishing line

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 25, 2013

  • LAST LEG: And they're off at Poltair School's Santa Fun Run.

  • DOUBLE ACT: Tori Marks and Serina Hussain, at the Santa Fun Run.

  • Poltair School Santa Fun Run. BOTL20131220A-001_C

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A SACKFUL of Santas made a festive dash to the finishing line to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Approximately 200 jolly characters swapped reindeer for running when they took part in the school-led event at Poltair School on Friday.

The pupils have already raised more than £1,800 for the charity, which helps Mount Edgcumbe Hospice at St Austell and St Julia's at Hayle.

Rose Wiltshire, Cornwall Hospice Care event co-ordinator, said: "We would like to thank all the students and staff who helped to organise, or took part in the Poltair School Santa Fun Run, as well as the parents, friends and families who have sponsored a Santa, or helped to decorate a suit."

The Poltair Santa Fun Run is the last of ten events in the Santa series for Cornwall Hospice Care, which, in total, has seen more than 2,000 Santas fundraise for the charity at events across the county.

At least £25,000 has already been raised with more money to come from sponsorship in the new year.

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