Last weekend friends of the hospitals donned their best festive flair for a spell of Santa silliness with our first ever Virtual Santa Dash.

Participants challenged themselves to run either 1, 5 or 10km wearing one of our Charity Santa hats, and whatever other Christmas apparel they fancied, to raise money for the hospitals. As you can see from the pictures, a good time was had by all.

We want to wish Christmas cheer to all who took part, plus give a special Santa shoutout to Olivia and Noah who ran to say thank you to Harefield Hospital for saving their dad’s life, raising over £340 and walked away with the best dressed Santa Dashers prize.

They said:

Harefield hospital have been amazing for our family, they saved our dads life with a double lung transplant, and again when rejection kicked in mid 2020.

Together our Santas and Rudolphs raised £590.00, guaranteeing their place on Santa’s nice list this year. The money will go towards our new appeal, Road to Recovery: Post Covid Mental Health Programme, which will provide specialist one-to-one and group support for patients and their families who have mental health problems after being critically ill with Covid-19. Every penny will help these patients on their journey to recovery.

As this is December, the amount raised will be doubled as part of our Christmas campaign, Doubling December. Thanks to some generous donors, all December gifts will be doubled, which includes the money our dashers and prancers have raised.

If you want to donate via Doubling December, so that your gift has twice the impact for patients, then visit the link below