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Hundreds descend on Chester dressed as Santa for charity

Published date: 09 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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HUNDREDS of fundraisers took to Chester’s streets yesterday dressed as Santa Claus to help raise money for charity.

As part of the annual Chester Santa Dash, runners raised thousands of pounds for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s Babygrow Appeal and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd’s Child Bereavement Service.

Hundreds more spectators lined the streets to cheer on the Santa look-alikes, who took on the 3k route which wound its way through the city streets.

The festive runners began their journey at the University of Chester’s Riverside Campus on Castle Drive, before heading down Bridge Street, past the Cathedral onto Eastgate Street, down Souter’s Lane, onto the Groves to Grosvenor Park before turning back to finish where the Groves meets Souter’s Lane.

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