Santa Dash to make its debut in the Market Square this Christmas

Santa Claus with a Christmas tree outside Accuro's headquarters in Takeley, Essex

Santa Claus paying a visit to Accuro's headquarters in Takeley - Credit: Accuro

A charity has teamed up with Saffron Walden Town Council and the BID to encourage a squadron of Santas to run around the Market Square.

Accuro, which supports people with disabilities in north-west Essex, will help run a Saffron Walden "Santa Dash" on Sunday, December 5 from 9.30am.

Organisers have said anyone can join in the "dash" by walking or running a 500-metre course in the town centre before 10am.

Sue Fishpool, Accuro's fundraising manager, said: "We’re thrilled to launch our first ever Santa Dash event.

"We hope that the event will become a highlight of the festive calendar in Saffron Walden.

"Each entry makes a difference by helping us to raise vital funds needed for us to continue providing valuable services to local people with disabilities.

"We hope to have lots of Santas joining in."

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Entry fees will include a full Santa suit or hat and go towards Accuro.

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