On Monday 23 February EACH CEO Graham Butland awarded Granta Park in Great Abington a plaque to recognize the park’s fundraising efforts to raise more than £6,700.
The funds were raised through the inaugural Granta Park Santa Run in December 2014 where companies with offices on the park were encouraged to enter teams into the fun run which took place around the park on a chilly Friday afternoon. The response to the event was amazing and 250 Santas donned their suits, hats and trainers to race around the park. Funds were raised through registrations, sponsorship and company match funding.
See a full round up of the Granta Park Santa Run.
Following the success of the event, Granta Park have been awarded a Pay for a Day award for the park’s outstanding fundraising effort and enthusiasm shown by the organisers, the companies and the participants.
EACH’s Pay for a Day scheme encourages groups to raise the £5,300 to keep the services at an EACH hospice free of charge for children, young people and their families who life with life-threatening conditions. They have chosen to sponsor Milton hospice on Monday 23 February.
There are already plans in place to hold a Santa Run in 2015 at Granta Park – watch this space!