Jingle as you go for St Albans jog

PUBLISHED: 19:01 17 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 06 May 2010

Camp JMI School pupils prepare for the Jingle Bell Jog

Camp JMI School pupils prepare for the Jingle Bell Jog

WATCH out for reindeers on the loose when Grove House holds its first Jingle Bell Jog around Verulamium Lake on December 6. Schoolchildren from Camp JMI School in St Albans are already preparing for the jog which starts at 11am – and they are expected to

WATCH out for reindeers on the loose when Grove House holds its first Jingle Bell Jog around Verulamium Lake on December 6.

Schoolchildren from Camp JMI School in St Albans are already preparing for the jog which starts at 11am - and they are expected to be among several hundred who take part in the event which will see adults dress in Santa suits and children with reindeer antlers.

Camp School mum Caroline Sammon said: "When the Year One mums heard about the Jingle Bell Jog, we thought it sounded great fun and just the thing to burn off some of the children's excited energy in the run-up to Christmas."

She said the school encouraged the children to take part in exercise and pointed out that they had even managed to get some of the dads onboard when they heard that Arena panto star Sarah Jane Honeywell would be starting the jog.

Kathryn Wash, events and fundraising manager for Grove House, said that everyone at the hospice was excited about the event which was aimed at people of all ages from toddlers to grandparents.

She added: "We hope that the event will not only provide a fun morning out for St Albans families but also help raise much-needed funds for the hospice."

A Christmas market will run alongside the jog and children can visit Father Christmas at his grotto at the Inn on the Park.

The cost of entry, which includes Santa suits and reindeer ears, is £10 per adult, £5 per child or £30 for a family. To book a place either visit www.grove-house.org.uk/jingle or call 01727 731002.


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