School librarian celebrates successful Santa Run

Pool Academy’s school librarian swopped her books for a beard when she took part in a charity Santa run.

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Sandra Hampton took part in the event in Truro over the weekend to raise much-needed cash for Cornwall Hospice Care.

She and her dog were given a special Father Christmas outfit to wear whilst completing the 3km route around the city centre.

About 150 people took part and Sandra said she managed to raise more than £30 for the cause.

She said the charity was an important one because it helped those suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

She said: “Everybody knows of someone who has been affected by cancer so I think it is a really good cause to raise money and awareness for.”

Sandra said she enjoyed it so much she may even do another this year in a different town. She is still collecting sponsorship for the charity.

“I love dressing up and it was a lovely and relaxed atmosphere,” she said. “It was a really nice event with families, little children and people with their dogs.

“We meet at the Methodist church and did a few warm up exercises to music before we set off.

“When we got back we were given a medal, a bottle of water and a pasty.

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 “It was well organised.

“It went really well and the weather was quite mild.

 “I have raised more than £30 but there is still time to give and any donations will be gratefully received.”

To find out more about the work of Cornwall Hospice Care visit www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk