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Scores of Santas take to streets for festive family fun run

PUBLISHED: 15:13 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:53 13 December 2018

Sir Trevor Brooking sends the Santathon participants on their way from Dagenham and Redbridge's Victoria Road ground. Picture: Melissa Page

Sir Trevor Brooking sends the Santathon participants on their way from Dagenham and Redbridge's Victoria Road ground. Picture: Melissa Page

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and the scores of Santas running through the streets this weekend certainly helped add to the festive feeling.

Young and old alike donned red suits and hats to take on the 5km run around Dagenham yesterday (Sunday) to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Some participants were taking part in memory of friends and relatives cared for at the Havering-atte-Bower hospice, while others were running just to support the charity.

They were sent on their way from Dagenham and Redbridge’s Victoria Road ground by former West Ham footballer Sir Trevor Brooking, who is also a patron of the hospice.

All money raised by the annual fun run will go towards helping people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

For more information about Saint Francis Hospice, visit sfh.org.uk

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