The Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint in Southport

Silcock’s has revealed its continuing support for the Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint in Southport, with people urged to embrace their inner Father Christmas and take part! 

The fun annual event was sadly cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions, a big blow to Queenscourt, which relies on events and donations. 

This year the Santa Sprint is back with a bang, starting outside Silcock’s Funland, on the Pier Forecourt, on Sunday, 12th December. 

Silcock’s has sponsored the event over several years. 

They are providing runners with a free hot tea or coffee, with bacon or sausage barns on sale for only £1 each. 

Silcock’s Operations Manager Serena Silcock-Prince said: “We have sponsored the Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint for over eight years now. This year a couple of other sponsors have joined us.

“As well as us donating £1,000 to Queenscourt, we also provide a free hot drink tea or coffee to all runners and also a bacon or sausage barm for only £1.”

People of all ages are being invited to sign for this year’s event, in either the 3k or 5k category. 

A Queenscourt Hospice spokesperson said: “We are delighted to say this festive event is back on Sunday 12th December 2021! 

“Join in this event with hundreds of Santas and help raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice.

“This year’s event has kindly been sponsored by Silcock’s and by Hickory’s Smokehouse.

“This is our 12th year so please help us celebrate! We would love you to get in the Christmas spirit and join in this fun event for all the family, even the dog can participate!”

Every participant will receive a Santa suit to wear as they enjoy the route which starts outside Silcok’s Funland at the entrance to Southport Pier. The route then goes around Marine Lake.

All participants will also receive a medal and a complimentary hot drink, courtesy of Silcock’s.

Your Santa Sprint registration covers the cost of the event and your Santa suit with runners also encouraged to raise additional funds via sponsorship.

Closing date for online entry is midday on Thursday, 9th December.

To sign up for the 2021 Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint in Southport please visit: www.queenscourt.org.uk

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