Wimbledon brings team spirit to Santa Fun Run

There’s always plenty of action when AFC Wimbledon players get the ball.

The squad took a fun break from training for their upcoming FA Cup First Round match this week, to kick off Princess Alice Hospice’s Santa Fun Run 2019.

It was merry mayhem as the team donned red Santa suits, beards and hats to launch this year’s annual family fundraising event and encourage everyone to take part in the 5k runs.

Loyal supporters for several years, the team has helped raise vital funds to keep the Hospice delivering its outstanding care across a wide area of Surrey, SW London and Middlesex.

Beth Sadler, Princess Alice Hospice Partnerships Fundraiser, said:

“Apart from our big events like the fun run, the club helps boost our fundraising throughout the year, with matchday collections and other support; we’re so grateful for this kindness – and seeing them all getting into the festive spirit with such enthusiasm is so infectious!”

This year’s four Santa fun runs will be held at three venues: Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Painshill Park over two December weekends – so there’s plenty of choice for runners, families, friends and colleagues to take part.

Wimbledon brings team spirit to Santa Fun Run
AFC Wimbledon midfielder Scott Wagstaff

Join the AFC Wimbledon squad at Bushy Park on Sunday, December 15 – they’ll be kicking off that day’s fun run, complete with Santa suits, at 10am.

The emphasis is on fun over the 5k routes – and it’s fine to walk, stroll, run – whatever pace suits you.

Bring the dog as well – four-legged entrants are free, and they’ll be in good company alongside the dozens of canine participants.

For dates, venues and entry details visit pah.org.uk/santafunrun