Solihull BID are on the lookout for budding Santas to take part in the Jingle Bell Jog and raise vital money for charity.
The family fun run, kindly sponsored by Touchwood, will see hundreds of Father Christmases running, dancing and jingling around the 2.5km course through Solihull town centre on Sunday, December 12th.
Entrants will receive their own Santa suit and they’ll also pick up a Santa medal and Solihull BID Christmas tote bag filled with discounts for town centre venues when they cross the finish line.
The fun event, whilst putting smiles on plenty of faces in the town centre, will also be raising cash for Change Into Action, a charity supporting rough sleepers and homeless people at risk of sleeping rough in Solihull.
Over £2,000 was collected through the Jingle Bell Jog in 2019 and it is hoped that amount will be comfortably surpassed this time around.
Melanie Palmer, Chief Executive of Solihull BID, said: “This is the ‘Christmas Spirit’ in a nutshell. A great event bringing family and friends together in a fun environment, knowing that as they jog, they are also helping those less fortunate at this time of year.
“It’s such a fantastic sight to see hundreds of Santas of all ages, and even the odd four-legged friend, bringing festive cheer to all!”
As well as having plenty of fun, your entrance fee will be helping to raise vital funds for the Change Into Action charity. Registrations cost £12 for adults and £8 for children under 12, plus booking fees. To sign up for the Jingle Bell Jog, head to www.solihullbid.co.uk/jingle
Change into Action is an Alternative Giving Scheme in Solihull, supporting specialist organisations and outreach services working to change the circumstances of rough sleepers and those at risk of becoming rough sleepers. Working alongside agencies such as the West Midlands Combined Authority, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and West Midlands Police, Solihull BID hopes to make a lasting difference.