Festive fun and fresh air as you raise money for local, seriously ill children.

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Beat the winter blues by pulling on your trainers and signing up for the Julia’s House Santa Dash on 27 November.

There’s fresh air and festive fun to be had with your family and friends at this cracker of a fundraising event, held in partnership with Bournemouth Christmas Markets. Whether you choose to walk or run the 5k route along the seafront from Bournemouth Pier, it’s a great way to welcome in the Christmas season and support your local children’s hospice charity – Santa suits optional!

As you enjoy the bracing sea air and beautiful coastal views you’ll be raising vital money which will help Julia’s House support the families of local seriously ill children. And as if that’s not enough of a reward, there’s a free mulled wine from the Bournemouth Christmas Market for everyone who takes part.

You can choose to complete the route on your own or as a family group (children under 5 can join in for free). There’s even a chance to win a PlayStation 5 worth around £500, simply by setting up a JustGiving page and raising at least £75.

To sign up visit our event page - but be quick! The Early Bird ticket price of £12.50 for adults, £8 for students (16-21 years), £5 for children (6-16 years) or £25 for a family of four closes on 31 October.

Julia’s House looks after the most seriously ill children in Dorset and Wiltshire, who need 24 hour care for their complex and often rare medical conditions. The charity’s dedicated team of nurses and carers are a lifeline of support, providing essential respite breaks to give exhausted families a break from round-the-clock care, and helping to prevent them from reaching breaking point.

Julia’s House receives just eight per cent of its funding from the government, so signing up to the Santa Dash is a great way to help ensure this much-needed care continues for local families.