The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is calling on local people to get in the mood for the festive season, get out in the fresh air and support a good cause by taking part in our Santa Fun Run and stroll along Portstewart Strand on Saturday, December 7. The event is sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, Coleraine.
There will be a registration day at The Diamond Centre Coleraine on the 30 November and forms can also be picked up at Coleraine Leisure Centre and Domino’s Pizza Coleraine.
The fun run starts at 12pm and Santas will run, jog or walk six kilometres along the beautiful beach, some even bringing their canine friends to join in the fun! Participants of any age are welcome, although children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Local mum Cheryl is taking part in the Run and said: “As a local family we look forward to the Santa Run every year at Portstewart Strand it is great fun, we are delighted that this event not only helps raise awareness of cystic fibrosis but helps raise much needed funds to help find better treatments and hopefully a cure for this devastating condition that my 4 year daughter Ryanna has to endure.”
Registration is £6 for adults or £3 for children and senior citizens and we ask each Santa to raise as much in sponsorship money as they can.
All those who register receive a free Santa suit and a Santa finishers medal, although you can add your own accessories or wear your own outfit, and there are prizes for the best dressed Santa’s and teams.
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening inherited diseases affecting over 350 people in Northern Ireland. Each week five babies are born with the illness and two young lives are lost. It is caused by a defective gene that clogs the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, with thick sticky mucus resulting in chronic infections and inflammation in the lungs and difficulty digesting food.
All money raised from the Santa Fun Run & Stroll will fund medical research to fight the symptoms of, and treat the cause of Cystic Fibrosis, as well as providing direct support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.
You can register at online at www.cftrust.org.uk or contact Linda Alexander, Regional Fundraising Manager for Northern Ireland on 0300 373 1021 or firstname.lastname@example.org