Cornwall Hospice Care’s Santa Fun Run mascot, Ruan the Reindeer paid a special visit to Devoran Pilot Gig Club this week, to help with their training for the 2014 Santa vs Rudolph Fun Run in Falmouth which takes place on 13th December.

The Devoran Pilot Gig club, have taken the challenge of entering a team for the annual Santa Fun Run. They had a visit from the charity’s event mascot ‘Ruan the Reindeer’ to lend a hand with their training. The group have taken part in the event for the last 3 years, and this year will be running as part of ‘Team Rudolph’ to raise funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

'Devoran Pilot Gig Club are entering the Santa Fun Run for the 3rd year’ said Alice Mountford, Fundraising Officer for Devoran Pilot Gig Club ‘it’s a great local event raising money for a brilliant cause and builds a lovely Christmas atmosphere!'

 “The Santa Fun Runs are open to everyone because you can chose to run, jog or walk along the one and a half mile route or three mile route. It’s all very exciting because this year the theme in Falmouth is ‘Santa vs Rudolph’ so participants can choose which team they run in, and get an outfit to match as part of the registration fee.’’

Said Lindsay Opie is the Major Events Fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care;

 “Registration is simple – it’s £12 for adults and £7 for children, which includes a Santa Suit, and all our Santa’s are encouraged to try and raise sponsorship money from family and friends. You can register online at or by calling 01726 66868. It’s that straight forward and then all you have to do is come along, get in to your festive outfit and have lots of fun while raising funds for our very special charity. You need to try and sign up in advance if at all possible as there will be a very limited number of spaces available on the day. ‘’

Here's a selection of photographs of Cornwall Hospice Care's Ruan the Reindeer with his friends at Devoran Pilot Gig Club as they took to the water to mark the countdown to the Santa Series of events for 2014.

This kicks off on Wednesday 26th November with a one mile santa run through the streets of our beautiful city of Truro. There are six more public events you can enter - click here to find the event closest to you.