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Mayor of Redbridge raises more than £500 for charity with Santathon fun run

PUBLISHED: 11:01 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:07 05 December 2017

Beal High School hosted a 2k family Santa fun run to raise money to the mayor of Redbridge's charities. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

Beal High School hosted a 2k family Santa fun run to raise money to the mayor of Redbridge's charities. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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Wind and rain were not enough to dampen the festive spirits of Redbridge’s joyful joggers on Sunday as dozens took on the mayor’s Christmas fun run.

Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett organised two separate races, a 10k for adults and a 2k Santathon for families, to raise money for the charities she has chosen for her Mayor’s Appeal – Haven House and St Francis Hospice.

Starting from Beal High School in Woodford Bridge Road, the long distance runners set out at 10am, with the family run, which Cllr Huggett took part in, beginning at 12pm.

Cllr Huggett told the Recorder: “It was a wonderful day with a really brilliant atmosphere, and that is what Christmas is all about – bringing kids and families together to have fun.”

The mayor revealed that, although a final count has not yet been completed, the event raised more than £500 for her two chosen charities.

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