On Sunday 28th November 2010, 35 of us from Avis Headquarters joined James and Oliver Phelps (a.k.a. Harry Potter’s ‘Fred and George Weasley’) to help make up the 700 runners that took part in the 2010 Thames Hospicecare Santa Dash. The 5km race was held in Swinley Forest, the location where some Harry Potter movie scenes were filmed, and although it was extremely cold that day there was an amazing turn out of runners and their supporters.
The Santa Dash is held annually to raise money for Thames Hospicecare (THc), a great charity who provide care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses. THc helps 1000 patients and their families each year in the local Windsor and Ascot area but also services the surrounding communities of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.
THc relies heavily on charitable donations and so far this year’s Santa Dash alone has raised £40,000 to help them and their staff continue the great work and care that they provide.
If you would like to find out more about Thames Hospicecare, or would like to donate money to this very worthwhile cause, then visit www.thameshospicecare.org.uk.