Wimbledon Common Santa Parkrun Raises Charity Funds

Local charity stem4 will benefit from event donations

The annual 5K ‘Santa Parkrun’ in Wimbledon Common saw 426 runners in a variety of Christmas costumes – several Santas, reindeer and even a complete Christmas tree.

Wimbledon MP Steve Hammond was there to wish the runners a Happy Christmas and to introduce the run’s nominated charity, Wimbledon-based stem4 as one of the local charities the run was supporting.

He is pictured with Dr Nihara Krause CEO, Founder and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, stem4, together with Charles Laurie, the Director of the Wimbledon Parkrun in his Santa outfit.

The funds raised at the event on Saturday (December 17) are to be allocated towards enabling teenage mental health charity, stem4, to expand services offered to schools and make available crucial information and guidance to a new population of local young people.

Given the positive benefits of exercise on enhancing mental wellbeing, stem4 said it was particularly delighted to be nominated by the Parkrun Wimbledon.

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December 21, 2016