A hospice charity is calling on supporters to wear festive fancy dress and take part in a Santa Dash.

St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice will hold the event on Sunday, December 10, on Gorleston promenade.

From midday, participants will don Santa outfits and Christmas themed fancy dress as they complete either a 2k Santa Fun Run - by dashing, walking, jogging or skipping - or a 5k run along Gorleston clifftop and promenade.

All funds will go towards St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice which, in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare, has cared for more than 3,900 patients and their families in Great Yarmouth and Waveney since launching in April 2019.

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James Fox-Golding, events and challenges manager at St Elizabeth East Cost Hospice, said: “St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice is so pleased to be bringing back Santa Dash to Gorleston this December.

“It will be great opportunity to join alongside the communities of Great Yarmouth and Waveney to raise funds to support our services in the area, which provide vital care to patients and families during difficult times in their lives."

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St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice provides palliative care provision in people’s homes in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, at Beccles Hospital, at its Community Care Units and through the service’s 24-hour advice line, OneCall.

Registration for the Santa Dash can only be purchased in advance. Entry for the 5k race is £15 and open to all over the age of 18, with the fee including a Santa hat and souvenir medal, as well as a trophies for the winners.

Entry for the 2k race is £8 for adults and £5 for children and also includes a hat and medal.

To book your place for Santa Dash 2023 visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/santadash.