A hospice is inviting supporters to ‘paint the town red’ at their festive Santa Run in Debden.

St Clare Hospice, based in West Essex, is bringing back its festive Santa & Elf Fun Run event from its shop in The Broadway, Debden on December 11.

The money raised will help the hospice provide free compassionate care and support.

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Events and challenges fundraiser Clare Morris said: “We’re really excited to put on this family fundraiser – which means we’ll be able to raise thousands to help fund our hospice services, which support local people to live well, and die with dignity.”

Epping Forest Guardian: Image from the 2018 runImage from the 2018 run (Image: St Clare Hospice)

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £5 for children, which includes Santa suits or elf ears.

Registration will start from 11am.