Hundreds of Santas run around Norwich park in aid of charity appeal

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ruby Mills, 6, left, and Samuel Lucas, 4. Picture: DEN

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ruby Mills, 6, left, and Samuel Lucas, 4. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

It was not a sight you would have expected to see.

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ruby Mills, 6, left, and Samuel Lucas, 4. Picture: DEN

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ruby Mills, 6, left, and Samuel Lucas, 4. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

About 400 Santa Clauses braved the winter morning to run, jog and walk around Eaton Park yesterday in aid of charity.

The jolly fundraisers were supporting East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) nook appeal, which aims to raise £10m to build a new facility to support more children with life-threatening illnesses.

Carol Plunkett, fundraising manager for EACH, said: 'It's strange to see so many Santas running around - they were everywhere you looked. It was really lovely.'

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. UEA students from Thailand. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. UEA students from Thailand. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Members of the Wroxham Slimming Club. Picture: DENISE

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Members of the Wroxham Slimming Club. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ben Wing and Lorraine Tosh. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Participants in the Santa Run in aid of EACH. Ben Wing and Lorraine Tosh. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015