The countdown is on for the annual Willen Hospice Santa Dash! The festive fundraiser takes place on Sunday 19 December, at 10am, in front of the Hospice on Willen Lake North. Wannabe Santas have until midnight, Thursday 16 December, to sign up.

Santa Dash is one of Milton Keynes’ biggest festive charity events, and makes for quite a sight with hundreds of Santas running, walking, or jogging the 2km route around Willen Lake North.

Registration to take part in the Dash is £15 for adults and includes a Santa suit, £5/7.50 for children including a hat or suit, and £2.50 for a ‘Yappy Christmas’ dog bandana.

To book a place, visit or call 01908 303052. Please note parking at the Hospice is for Blue Badge holders only. All other parking for the event is at the nearby Willen Pavilion.

Willen Hospice needs to raise around £9 every minute of the year from the local community to continue to provide their specialist end-of-life care in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.