Wimbledon Common Santa Parkrun Raises Charity Funds

Local teenage mental health is backed by seasonal 5k run

Wimbledon Common Parkrunners


The annual Wimbledon Common Santa 5k Parkrun raised funds for local teenage mental health charity, stem4


The event was a fun, festive success with runners turning up wearing red or fancy dress –with many choosing to don a Santa hat. Guests were out in Christmas dress too for support and encouragement! The Parkrun itself was, as usual free to participate in, but donations to stem4 were welcomed.


stem4 volunteers and staff were at the event from 8.30am with collection buckets, supporting the runners and accepting generous contributions. Post-race, the runners and volunteers alike enjoyed a festive time with stem4 logo cakes, mince pies and more.


stem4 extends a big thankyou to the Wimbledon Parkrun and their participants for their ongoing support and charitability. As a Wimbledon-based charity stem4 said it was delighted to be supported by the local community. 


Pictured above are Caroline Cox (Head of Fundraising), Sarah Sterne (Education Coordinator) and Yvette Nieslony (IT Project Manager) together with some stem4 volunteers and Park runners. 

  • stem4 is an award winning charity that supports teenage mental health. In order to foster positive teenage mental health, it provides evidence based education, builds resilience, enhances motivation to change, and signposts to ensure early intervention and action. stem4 focuses on commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm and addiction.  
  • stem4’s work is primarily provided digitally through their innovative education programme, pioneering mental health apps and clinically-informed website. They also host mental health conferences that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish. stem4 targets and supports families, schools, health professionals and communities as well as the teenagers themselves.

January 3, 2020