A local charity is putting out a final call for Santas to set the scene ahead of this year’s ‘Christmas in Aberdeen’ opening celebrations, including the Union Street Christmas parade and light switch on this Sunday, November 25. The Charlie House Santa Fun Run, supported by Aberdeen City Council, invites families to take part and run down the full length of Union Street (which is just under 1000m) dressed in Santa’s traditional outfit, which is included in the ticket price. The distance needs to be completed within 30 minutes and families are invited to run or walk the course which is open to all abilities including wheelchair users and their parents/carers. Proceeds from the event will go to the Charlie House Big Build Appeal which was launched this week.

The fun run route will see the festive runners travel from Union Street at the Albyn Place/Union Street junction, to Castle Street.

Susan Crighton, director of fundraising for Charlie House, says, “We have had a fantastic response to this unique event so far. We are very excited to watch the sea of Santas travel down Union Street and it will be such a festive experience and set the scene perfectly for the rest of the evening’s proceedings, with the Aberdeen City Council annual Christmas parade and light switch on following straight after. We are calling on our last Santas to join us and not only start the festivities but also support our Big Build Appeal at the same time.”

Susan continues, “We are delighted that this inclusive event is open to wheelchair users and their parents/carers which mirrors our mission as a charity to offer support services to babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the North-east of Scotland.”

To enter the Charlie House Santa Fun Run 2018 and for more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charlie-house-santa-fun-run-2018-tickets-50393129206

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