MORE than 120 Santas took to the banks of the Stour for a special charity fun run.
The Santa Stour Fun Run, organised by Wimborne Rotary, took place on December 4, setting off from Wimborne Football Club, with 2.5km and 5km routes along the banks of the Stour.
Entrants were running in aid of Julia’s House, a children’s hospice at Corfe Mullen, raising a total of £1,300.
The runners, many dressed in Santa suits, warmed up during a session introduced by Wimborne Town Crier Chris Brown, with the runners then sent on their way Wimborne Football Club chair, Tony Grant.
As well as Wimborne Rotarians, the route marshals included members of the 1st Wimborne Scout Troop, who also provided hot drinks and gave out mince pies as competitors completed the course.
Organiser, Rotarian Neil Hutchinson, praised participants for braving the cold December conditions.
“I would like to thank all the runners and marshals who turned up to support Julia’s House,” he said.
“All the runners safely and successfully completed the course and I think that everyone enjoyed their run.
“The result is that we have raised £1,300 for Julia’s House and could not have achieved that without the people who helped on the day and of course without Santa’s help.”