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Santas on the run for charity

Are you ready, Santas?!! Credit: Lincoln Santa Fun Run

Lincoln promises to be a sea of red this morning, as 2,200 Santas take to the streets in the Danwood Lincoln Santa Fun Run. They hope to raise £70,000 for charity, beating last year's total by £7,000.

Among the runners will be Red Arrows pilot Stewart Campbell who will be swapping his iconic flying outfit for a Santa suit.

He will fly as Red 2 next season, and is running under the number 2 today to raise money for The Jon Egging Trust. The charity was set up in memory of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging who tragically lost his life in 2011 whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

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Santa run in Lincoln

More than 1,600 santas will congregate at Lincoln Castle Square for the annual Lincoln Santa Fun Run today.

Adults, children and even dogs all dressed as santa will set off from Castle Square, and complete two laps of the course.

Money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation Lincoln, St Barnabas Hospice, Samaritans Lincoln, Candles, Lincs Air Ambulance and Rotary local charities. This year the race organisers hope to break records and raise over £50,000.

Santa's run for charity

As the festive season gets underway, more than three hundred and fifty charity fundraisers braved the cold this morning and dressed as Santa for a special fun run in aid of Martin House Hospice.

The challenge was to run five times around the enchanted forest at Stockeld Christmas Adventure. The event, in it's third year, aims to raise funds towards the five million pounds needed annually to keep the hospice running.

Organisers say they also hope to increase awareness of the facility amongst the residents of Wetherby.

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