Santas keep on running...

A RECORD number of islanders dressed up as Santa Claus yesterday for an annual fundraiser.

Here comes Santa Claus: Organisers hope to beat last year’s amount raised by the weekend’s Santa Run after a record turnout. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1291283)
Here comes Santa Claus: Organisers hope to beat last year’s amount raised by the weekend’s Santa Run after a record turnout. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1291283)

A RECORD number of islanders dressed up as Santa Claus yesterday for an annual fundraiser.

More than 500 adults and children took part in the Aid Reaching Children event, where they ran from Pembroke to the Town Church.

It was a cold morning but the budding Santas were warmed up by dancing Gangnam Style before beginning their challenge.

Aid Reaching Children director Linda Garnham said the event would raise vital funds for the charity.

‘This is the eighth year that we have done this,’ she said. ‘We have a record number of people taking part this time.'