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Countdown is on to Sign Up for this years Santa Fun Run

THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER is the date when Newry City Centre will become a sea of red and white thanks to Around A Pound Newry, who are this year’s sponsor of Newry’s Annual Santa Charity Fun Run. 

With a few changes to the usual format of this festive fundraising event, this year’s Santa Fun Run will take place at 6.30pm in conjunction with Newry City’s Christmas Lights Switch on Ceremony in Marcus Square, Hill Street, Newry City Centre.

With over 50 local organisations and over 100 Santas already signed up, this year’s event is certainly shaping up to be a fun and festive fundraiser to remember!

Already a regular favourite with the local business community, the Santa Fun Run Committee this year want to encourage an all inclusive family friendly event, with Santas not only from local businesses but also local sports clubs, community organisations, schools and individuals.  It is hoped this year’s Santa Run will raise a minimum of £10,000 for 2 nominated charities, PIPS Newry & Mourne and the Newry & Mourne Gateway Club.

Gemma Murphy, Santa Fun Run Committee Chairperson said:

“We are so thankful to Around A Pound Newry, for their very generous sponsorship of the Santa Suits this year.  The Santa Fun Run has become somewhat of a Newry institution and is now a firm fixture on everyone’s social calendar. Both PIPS charity and Gateway Club provide such important services in the local community, so we’d like to encourage as many people as possible to register to participate in the Santa Run, in the spirit of community and spirit of giving.”

Please be advised that the Santa Run is only a very short course along Hill Street, lots of fun and is NOT a RACE!   There will be great prizes on offer for the best dressed Santa and for the person who raises the most sponsorship.  All participating Santas will be provided with delicious refreshments thanks to Graeme at Grounded Espresso Bar, Newry.

So if you are up for the Santa Fun Run challenge, you are asked to raise a minimum of £50 to participate or £100 if you are representing a local business/organisation. 

Please contact Emma Donnelly at Parker Green International on 028 3025 4560 or email emma.t@parkergreen.com to register your interest and receive your sponsorship form.

Come along, join in the festive spirit and soak up the Christmas atmosphere, with an extra special evening of sparkling entertainment and family fun to mark the arrival of the festive season.  The Newry Community Band will perform a ion of favourite Christmas tunes, followed by a local artist.  There will be a variety of on-street entertainment and all the children will receive a free gift!

The Christmas Lights Switch On will take place at 7pm with Mayor of Council, John McArdle, Santa Claus and a very special guest.  

The Christmas Light Switch On and Santa Charity Fun Run is hosted by Newry & Mourne District Council in partnership with Newry City Centre Management and Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade.

For further information please contact:
Email: newrysantarun@gmail.com 

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Mrs Gemma Murphy C/o Jack Murphy Jewellers gemmurph@googlemail.com 

Mr Graeme Finnegan C/o Grounded Espresso Bar graemegrounded@googlemail.com

Mrs Emma Donnelly, Parker Green International, 028 3025 4560 emma.t@parkergreen.com


Mr Paddy Duffy, Events, Newry & Mourne District Council – Tel: 028 3031 3287
Mrs Donna McConnell, Newry City Centre Management – Tel: 028 3025 0303
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Event Details

Thursday 22nd November 2012 ~ 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Santa Charity Fun Run, 6.30pm

Newry City’s Christmas Light Switch On, 7pm
Marcus Square, Hill Street, Newry