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The Virtual Saddleworth Santa Dash 2020


       The popular Saddleworth Round Table  the event, and
       Santa Dash WILL go take place t his y ear  . .. raise money
       virtually.                           for a good
       Despite Covid  r estrictions, organisers say  cause.
       entrants can  s till capture the Christmas   The current
       Spirit, bring s ome festive family fun t o  t he  events have
       streets o f S addleworth, a nd help raise  put huge
       crucial funds f or the team  a t Oldham Food  pressure on
       Bank.                                Oldham Food
       Ed Burbidge, S anta Dash L ead, said,   With  Bank, b ut by
       the cancellation o f s o  e vents t hat make  dedicating a ll
       Saddleworth special this year, we couldn t  contributions
       bring o urselves to cancel the event that  directly to
       many consider to be the start of Christmas.  them, w e hope
                                            people who
                                 We ve      can a fford  i t will dig d eep  a nd give
                                thought     generously to this very worthy cause.
                                long and    Remember a small contribution c an make a
                                hard how  t o  massive difference to children s Christmas
                                make the    all over Oldham.
                                Santa Dash
                                Covid       Ticket prices have been lowered  t his y ear t o
                                secure,     £3 including a hat for c hildren, and  £ 5
                                while       including a suit for a dults. Both will
                                maintaining  include a limited edition, 2020 medal.
                                the fun and  Participants will be asked to dress-up, r un a
                                community   5k, a nd donate as much as they can a fford
                                spirit that  via the Saddleworth Santa Dash J ust-Giving
                                makes i t so  portal.
                                special. We Saddleworth Round  T able Veteran, E mery
       hope the people of Saddleworth want to  Birdcage added:  With weeks t o  g o  u ntil the
       dress-up, t ake part and  s upport our c hosen  run, there really is no excuse for n ot
       charity t his y ear.                 participating, so let s dust off t hose running

       For 2020, runners will be encouraged to run  shoes, shift some of the lock-down-lard, and
       their own 5 km route; uploading p ictures,  help make Christmas a little easier for t hose
       videos and  S trava routes to Saddleworth  desperately in need this year.
       Round  T able s dedicated  F acebook and  Tickets are available through the
       Instagram  p ages. Y ou can r un at any t ime  Saddleworth Round  T able facebook page
       from 28th N ovember u ntil 5th  D ecember.  which  w ill have a link to Eventbrite where
       John Arthurs, SRT s c hairman, said  We  you c an book.  T  icket numbers are limited
       are delighted we will be able to both m  ark  so please sign up early t o  a void
                                            disappointment.
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