On Sunday December 3rd, a forest of red hats marked the beginning of the Watford Mencap Santa Dash in Cassiobury Park. This charity event, organised by Watford Mencap, aimed to raise funds and awareness for the crucial services the charity provides for individuals with learning disabilities in Watford and South-West Hertfordshire.
The Santa Dash offered a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, spread festive cheer, and contribute to a brilliant local charity. The event includes both a 1km and a 5km run, providing options for participants of all ages and fitness levels.
Dean Russell said, "The Santa Dash is more than just a run; it's a celebration of the strong Watford community who are always keen to support charities and good causes. Watford Mencap plays a leading role in supporting those with learning disabilities, and it is a pleasure to support their fundraising activities."
Mencap, a charity dedicated to serving around 600 people with learning disabilities and their families in south-west Hertfordshire, relies on community fundraising events like the Santa Dash to continue providing essential services. This is one of their key community fundraising events which helps them to provide vital services for local people with learning disabilities.
Participants were encouraged to embrace the festive spirit (which they did!), donning their Santa hats as they dash through the park.
Mencap is a leading charity in the UK that provides a range of services for individuals with learning disabilities, supporting them and their families across south-west Hertfordshire. The organisation focuses on creating inclusive communities and improving the lives of those with learning disabilities.