70 Santa’s and ten dogs joined The Brick at this weekend’s 5K Santa Dash at Pennington Flash Country Park, to raise money for the Wigan and Leigh charity.

The festive Santa Dash saw 100’s of ‘Santa’s’ come together for the annual event, and this year The Brick encouraged its supporters to fundraise for the charity to raise much-needed funds for the charity’s Christmas Hamper appeal, for families in need of help this Christmas, and to ensure that on Christmas day they can enjoy a Christmas dinner and have at least one gift to open.

Friends, families, and business supporters joined the Brick, to help the charity to smash its £1000 fundraising target, thanks to all of the fundraisers, including Redmoor Health and Wilmott Dixon Construction, who raised over £400 between them.

Redmoor Health had a team of 5 Santa’s participating in the 5K Santa Dash to raise money for The Brick and together they have raised £300 but are looking to raise significantly more as the donations keep coming in.

Alison Schmid, Corporate Director at Redmoor Health, said “What a great afternoon we had! We raised money for a fantastic cause, and it was a great challenge for the team. Redmoor Health believes in investing in people and the team is 100% behind charities like The Brick that really invest in people.”

Jane Webb, Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator at The Brick said: “We all had a great day participating in the Santa Dash and everyone at The Brick, is extremely grateful for the support of businesses like Redmoor Health and Wilmott Dixon Construction. Every penny they have raised, by taking part in the Santa Dash, will go towards helping families in Wigan and Leigh have a Christmas dinner to enjoy and presents to open. I want to thank everyone who joined us on the day and everyone who is fundraising for The Brick!”

Rosie McLaren, Social Value Coordinator at Willmott Dixon Construction, said: “Seven of us took part in the Santa Dash and we all had a lot of muddy fun! Willmott Dixon are currently onsite in Pemberton, building a residential construction project, which will include a supported living unit and a number of bungalows for adult social care. While we are working in Wigan, we are committed to engaging with local events like the Santa Dash, to help positively impact the local communities we are working in.

“The work that The Brick does to support people in crisis is incredibly important and we are happy to be able to support such a worthy cause! So far, we have raised £130 for The Brick, and we are still collecting donations.”

All entrants to the Santa Dash, paid £5 to enter, going towards Giddo’s Gift Charity, and all the Santa’s enjoyed a mince pie and a festive drink.

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