87 people joined the festivities that started outside the Shire Hall, all helping to raise funds for Cornwall Hospice Care. The charity’s nursing teams will be on duty throughout Christmas and New Year and the money raised will help fund the care they provide for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Lizzie Hotton is the Ward Sister at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell;

“We provide care for the patients in our intensive care beds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year round. That care costs £27 an hour per patient so all those people who ran for us in Bodmin will make a difference. I’d like to thank them all for their support and their festive enthusiasm. I know they all had fun but it’s important our Santa runners understand how much their efforts mean to those of us who will be on duty over Christmas and New Year and to those who we will be caring for.”

Lindsay Opie is the Event Organiser for Cornwall Hospice Care;

“We had such a good day in Bodmin and that’s thanks to a lot of people who shared our enthusiasm and who support our Cornish charity. So a big thank you to Bodmin Town Council, Cormac, the Devon and Cornwall 4x4 Response Team, BBC Radio Cornwall and David Dixon in particular who started the run for us, Sainsbury’s for allowing the runners to go through their car park, the Co-Op who provided all the mince pies and Lifestar Medical who are our paramedic cover.”

Still to come are Santa events in Truro (Wednesday 30th November during late night shopping), Wadebridge Cycle and Padstow Run on Saturday 3rd December, Newquay Run and Surf on Sunday 4th December, Falmouth Santa versus Elves Run on Saturday 10th December and Helston Santa Run on Saturday 17th December. To register please visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk