Ultraframe staff in Santa Dash spirits

Ultraframe staff don thier santa outfits as they get in training for the 'Santa Dash' in aid of East Lancs Hospice. A101111/1
Ultraframe staff don thier santa outfits as they get in training for the 'Santa Dash' in aid of East Lancs Hospice. A101111/1

DOZENS of Father Christmases from a Clitheroe business will take part in next month’s Santa Dash.

Around 40 employees from conservatory giant Ultraframe will don red Santa suits and festive hats to take part in the event in aid of the East Lancashire Hospice.

The community fund-raiser, which is the first of its kind to be held in Clitheroe, will see thousands of adults and youngsters dressed as Santa Claus, pound the streets for charity. The festive 1km. race, which will start at 6 p.m. from the bottom of Moor Lane, has been organised by the East Lancashire Hospice in conjunction with members of Clitheroe Chamber of Trade.

Mr Mark Hanson, marketing manager for Ultraframe, said: “Each year this well-known local charity needs to raise in excess of £2.8m. to continue to care for the people of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

“East Lancs Hospice relies on the support and help of the local community to enable them to do that.

“That’s why around 40 staff from Ultraframe are joining in the dash with the company adding matching funds to those raised by staff.”

The dash is just a small part of the community support activity Ultraframe engages in. From Help the Heroes to Breast Cancer Care the company is actively supporting good causes, most of which have been nominated by staff.

To find out more about what is happening at Ultraframe, people are being invited to a grand opening drink at Shackletons Garden Lifestyle Centre December 10th and 11th when the new Orangery extension display is completed.

• There is still time to register for the Santa Dash. Please call 01254 733411 or e-mail denise.gee@eastlancspct.mhs.uk or log onto http://eastlancshospice.org.uk/you-can-help-us/fundraising/events/santa-dash-2011-registration.html