On Sunday 3 December, School student Sam will take on the city’s Santa Run to raise money for his school with THREE generations of his family running alongside him.
12 year-old Sam will be joined by his 3 year-old stepsister Alex, his father and stepmother, and his grandparents Jane (64) and Ted (74). Sam’s father Robert said;
The annual Santa Run attracts hundreds of Santas of all ages and is one of the city’s festive highlights. This year the run, organised by Exeter City Community Trust, will start and finish in Princesshay shopping centre. The race will end right next to the Cathedral Green Christmas market, so runners will be able to enjoy some Christmas cheer after finishing the race, and perhaps refuel with a mince pie or two! There is a 5k route available to runners over 13 years of age, and a 2.5k route open to everyone.
Exeter Deaf Academy is an official charity partner for the event, and the money raised will go towards the Academy’s New Build – a multi-million pound project to build a world-class new Deaf Academy in Exmouth, which will be a global exemplar for the provision of services for Deaf young people. The site will house the Academy’s school, college and residential accommodation, with the Academy creating a vibrant space designed to inspire students and connect them with the wider community. The new Academy is due to open in 2019.