More than1,200 Santas have raised valuable funds for charity with a 6k fun in London’s Battersea Park that will support people to enjoy the thrill of snow sports, regardless of disability.
They dressed up as Father Christmas for the fifth Original London Run in aid of Disability Snowsport UK, which provides life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment or special instruction and support.
Paralympian Tim Farr from the British Disabled Ski Team set the runners on their way – they were welcome to run, walk or wheel their way round the route.
“We hope they had fun on the day and they have helped raise vital funds for thousands of people with disabilities to be able to access snowsports in the UK and overseas with the help of specialist adaptive instructors and equipment,” said Trustee & Treasurer of the Charity Paul Masters.
Over the last year in the UK, three new adaptive ski schools have opened in Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes and Tamworth and existing facilities have been expanded in Manchester, Castleford and Glasgow, making disabled snowsports accessible to a much wider audience all year round and UK wide.