On Sunday 10 December, a group of young people, care staff and their families donned familiar red suits, white fluffy beards and a pair of trainers to race through Glasgow’s streets, all in the name of charity.
The enthusiastic Kibble team braced sub-zero temperatures at Glasgow’s 2017 Santa Dash, joining 8500 other runners to race through Glasgow’s frost-covered streets. This is the fifth year that a team from Kibble has taken part and is a great opportunity for young people and staff to get together, have fun and raise vital funds for a worthwhile cause. This year’s chosen charity was the Beatson – an incredible charity that supports cancer patients and their families. The fundraising efforts were led by a group of dedicated young people from Uist (residential care house) who raised almost £900. They were joined on the day by young people across the campus to take part in the festive race.
The team are extremely proud of the hard work and commitment of the young people in raising such a phenomenal amount that will help provide vital care and support to those affected by cancer. The young people are planning to visit the Beatson facility in the coming days to personally hand over the check and find out more about the great work that the charity do.
The infamous Santa Dash, which sees Glasgow’s streets come alive with thousands of energetic Santa’s racing their way through the scenic 5km route, has been running since 2006.
Claire Lunday, Depute Head Teacher of Kibble’s Safe Centre said:
“This was another great event that the young people and care team loved being a part of. It’s quite a surreal experience being surrounded by thousands of other Santa’s, but there’s no better way to get in the festive spirit while supporting charity. We couldn’t be prouder of the fundraising efforts of the young people and are already talking about next year’s event!”