The challenge

Santa dash gives you the opportunity to take on the challenge of running, jogging or walking, up to 2186 miles in your own time, being the distance from Stoke to Lapland, allowing you to clock up miles at your own pace! 

Santa Dash takes place from the 1st to the 12th December 2020, Alice’s 12 days of Christmas. 

How to get started

Choose your mileage

Decide on the mileage or fundraising challenge you want to take on

Create your page

Set up your fundraising page to share with friends and family

Santa Suit

Start your fundraising campaign with a donation of £10 and we’ll send your Santa suit

Log your miles

Connect your fitness app to your page to log your miles or add them manually

The difference your money makes

Covid19 has affected everyone that is for sure. Children and parents have suffered enough. Alice fears that the biggest impact of Covid19 is still to come. With more and more families becoming increasingly vulnerable due to ill health, loss of a family member or job uncertainty,thisChristmas is certainly going to be a challenging one.   

Alice charity have continued to support local families disproportionately impacted by the Covid19 pandemic with food parcels and well being phone calls.

Last Christmas I volunteered at Alice charity and witnessed first-hand just how much demand there was from within our communities for help with food, toys and Family Support. I remember thinking my children would be devastated if Santa did not come, we had no tree to put up and no family Christmas traditions to enjoy together. I tried to put myself in the shoes of the parents of those children Alice charity were helping, and I instantly felt a pressure which brought anxiety, stress and the weight of sadness.

My childhood memories of Christmas are the laughter and happiness being around the whole family, eating until bellies were full and lots of wonderful Christmas presents for everyone. I cannot imagine the impact of not having all that Christmas joy and happiness, of having no Christmas dinner to share, or worse still no food at all on Christmas day, where my parents were just so sad. I remembered going back to school so excited to be sharing my lovely Christmas news and memories with all my friends, but how awful those memories could have been, leaving me feeling isolated, resentful, even jealous.

At Alice charity we cannot begin to imagine having to say no to a family who need help with Christmas, but we fear a huge increase in demand this year as local disadvantaged families are already disproportionately impact by covid19.

Please help us to say yes to everyone who needs our help this Christmas so no local child goes without toys or a Christmas dinner.

Merry Christmas to all our Dashers and, as ever, thank you for #SpreadingLoveAndKindness

Josie Humphreys

Grants and Fundraising Manager

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