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Dress as Santa to boost hospice funds!

I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2014 winner and former World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and Blackburn Rovers starshave thrown their support behind our Sponsor me Santa fundraiser.

We are encouraging everyone to get into the Christmas spirit by pledging to dress as Santa for a day to raise much-needed hospice funds.

Many people across the area have already signed up to the event, but more are needed to join in the festive fun to raise. Participants can dress in a Santa suit on any day they choose in December and go to work, walk the dog, do the shopping, go out on the town, fix the car, fly a plane, clean, teach, run or walk, all while wearing the famous red and white suit and collecting donations.

You can also boost your fundraising by baking winter treats, holding a snowball penalty shootout or coming up with their own ideas to increase what they raise.

Would-be Santas who sign up are given a Santa suit and fundraising pack so they can collect donations from friends, family and colleagues for their day as Father Christmas. Every penny raised will go towards caring for hospice patients and their families.

Hospice fundraiser Kimberley Hall said: “We need everyone to make the most of the festive season by donning a Santa suit for a day of fun and fundraising. Market traders, cleaners, fitness instructors, retail workers and publicans have all pledged to dress as Santa to raise funds but we need as many as possible to join them.”

For more information call the fundraising team on 01254 733411 or click here to find out more.