Last call for Grove House Jingle Bell Jog in St Albans this weekend

Jingle Bell Jog

Jingle Bell Jog - Credit: Archant

There is still time to don your reindeer antlers or Santa suit and join hundreds of others for St Albans’ festive fundraiser.

The Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run, which offers a choice of either a 5km or 1.5km run around the city, is organised by Rennie Grove Hospice Care and will raise vital funds to support its services this Christmas.

Taking place on Sunday it’s hoped that the event will raise £10,000 for the charity, which cares for local patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Gillian Barnett, director of fundraising and marketing at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, said: “This is a perfect family event to get you all in the Christmassy spirit and everyone who takes part will receive a fun medal at the end, kindly sponsored by Collinson Hall Estate Agents.

“It’s a great way for children to learn about supporting a charity, whilst having fun at the same time, and our fundraising pack gives them some festive ideas on how to raise sponsorship. If everyone can raise just £20, this will make a huge difference to local families.”

Online registration will close at midday tomorrow (Friday). Registration will also be available on the day for £20 (Jingle Bell Jog) or £10 (Reindeer Run), with children under one year going free. Reindeer antlers, flashing noses and Santa suits are included in the entry fee.

Participants can sign in at Waterend Barn, St Peter’s Street and collect their outfits from 9.30am before taking part in either the 1.5km Reindeer Run (open to all ages) at 11.00am or the 5km Jingle Bell Jog (open to over 10s) at 11.30am.

Full details can be found on the website.