The Bristol Santa run is back!

The Bristol Santa run is back!

The Bristol Santa run is back!

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce the return of its popular Santas on the Run event in Bristol on 10th December.

Santas on the Run is a 2k fun run which all of the family can take part in – including the dog! – and is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. Join thousands of others running, jogging, walking or dancing round the harbourside and city centre in their Santa suits, which are provided by the charity.

Last year over 2,200 people descended upon the city having raised £60k in sponsorship, which went directly to helping the charity fund the services of its local hospice, Charlton Farm.

Charlton Farm in Wraxall currently supports over 200 families whose children have been diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The hospice offers the whole family short breaks, respite, palliative care and, when needed, end of life care and bereavement support.

Christmas is always a poignant time of year for families supported by the charity, some of whom may be sharing their last Christmas together. Some families will spend a few days over the Christmas period at the hospice for a festive break. Charlton Farm is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing vital care and support to children and families when they are staying as well as supporting them with advice and visits when they are at home or in hospital.

Hollie Thorogood, Events Fundraiser for CHSW, said ‘Santas on the Run is such a fun way to start the festive season and get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Whether you are taking part with family, friends or even as a Christmas outing with colleagues, seeing so many Santas all in one place is a sight to behold. Plus you’ll be raising vital funds for the region’s only dedicated children’s hospice.’

To sign up to Santas on the Run, visit or prices include your Santa suit, medal and festive treat.


Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)

  • Children’s Hospice South West was first registered with the charity commission in 1991 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016
  • It is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives, providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families
  • There are three hospices in the South West: Little Bridge House in Barnstaple (opened 1995), Charlton Farm in Bristol (opened 2007) and Little Harbour in St Austell (opened 2011)
  • CHSW is the only children’s hospice in the South West. It costs around £9million to run the 3 hospice sites each year and the charity relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions
  • CHSW delivers a range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings, palliative and emergency care, end of life care, bereavement support and specialist medical care – all available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • The services are free for families. To find out more about our work, visit

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