Organiser Lion Terry Harding writes . . .

The Santa Dash was a wonderful success in 2018 and I must put on record my personal thanks to Carol Bonham and Victoria Thomson, of Kidneys for Life, for all their help and support. Over £2,000 has already been received by them in sponsorship money (maybe with more to come), which indicates that the Lions were involved in raising over £7,000 during the Christmas period.

For possibly our best Dash ever, we had our usual "Dream Team" on duty. The local Air Training Corps performed marshalling duties along the route and Sarah Dalby, our expert trainer, made sure that everyone was fully prepared for the Dash. Changing facilities were kindly provided by Marple Scouts in their hut in the Memorial Park and Lawrence Fernehough (Crabtrees of New Mills) had his flat back lorry ready for Sarah to use as her "stage". Marple Band provided the perfect musical welcome at the Garden Centre and Paul Cain (Smiths of Marple) was on hand to transport the weary Dashers back to Marple. My thanks to everyone, including Tina Bowker (M.C. Catering) who supplied the mince pies. If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me.

All the Dashers were wonderful and I hope they will be joining us again for an even better Santa Dash on Sunday, 1st December, 2019.

Kidneys for Life raises money for research into kidney disease, transplantation, dialysis and related disease affecting the kidney, direct patient amenities for renal and transplant patients not usually funded; supports education of the renal multi-disciplinary team and patients; support for conferences and workshops relating to kidney disease and the purchase of medical equipment.

Our contact for this event is:

Terry Harding, "Badgers Hollow", 265 Birch Lane, Dukinfield SK16 5AU

Tel No: 0161 330 9494 E-mail: lionterry1@btinternet.com

Movie footage from a previous Santa Dash is available here!

















Romiley and Marple Lions Club

Serving the local community since 1978 - Registered charity Number: 1181500