Sam Pleasants is the Ward Sister at St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle;

“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;

“The event at Marazion was great fun. We welcomed a lot of families and dogs and they made for a wonderful spectacle on the beach. We’re extremely fortunate to have the support of St Aubyn Estates and the team at The Godolphin Arms so a big thank you to them for their help and enthusiasm. I’d also like to thank Pam Spriggs from BBC Radio Cornwall who started the run, Chris Green from Borne Fit at Pool who the warm up session, then provided front and back runners for the run itself, the Co-Op who gave us mince pies for the competitors 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