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Dashing Through the Snow - Santas and Elves Put the Fun into Fundraising

Published: 10th December 2017 13:59

A record-breaking 140 people took part in the third annual Santa and Elf Dash from Elephant Coffee in Neston to Elephant Lounge in Parkgate.

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

The snowy conditions added a distinctly festive feel to the event, which this year was raising money for young people's projects with Neston Community Youth Centre and Hip & Harmony CIC.

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

First Santa to complete the dash, and winning a boiler service from AP Mitchell Ltd, was Michael Close.  The first Elf past the post was Esmee Baylis, who won an Elephant keepy cup.

All participants' names went into a prize draw, the winning Santa was Nigel Jones, who picked up a pair of weekend tickets for ParkgateFest 2018.  The Elf prize in the draw went to Thomas Woodhouse, who won a pair of passes for Jumpin' Josephs.

A previously unannounced prize of a £20 voucher to spend at Marsh Nurseries in Parkgate went to Victoria Chandler - for coming last!

After the dash, participants were welcomed at Elephant Lounge with hot drinks, goody bags and entertainment courtesy of Hip & Harmony CIC's 64 N'Ukes and and community choir members.

The initial estimate of the amount raised is a whopping £685! Congratulations to everyone involved with an excellent example of the community coming together to have fun in a great local cause.

Thanks also to sponsors Neston & District Chamber of Trade, Rightway Ltd and Phillip Bates & Co Ltd.

Thank you to Bernard Rose, David Sejrup, Steve Ebbrell, Simon Joseph and Roy Wilson for their photographs.

You can watch a short video by David Sejrup on YouTube here.

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by David Sejrup

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by David Sejrup

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by David Sejrup

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Roy Wilson

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Elephant Santa and Elf Dash 2017Photo by Steve Ebbrell

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Simon Joseph Photography

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

Elephant Santa & Elf Dash 2017Photo by Bernard Rose

 

 

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BHFL
At 20:01 on 10th December 2017, BHFL commented:
Great photos. Can Simon Jones photography produce Christmas cards next year with the photo of the end of Parkgate where you can just read Mostyn House School on the façade. Fabulous shot.

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