22nd Feb, 2020

£6,000 raised for Parkinson's charities from Bromsgrove's Bumble Bimble Santa Dash

Tristan Harris 7th Jan, 2020 Updated: 9th Jan, 2020

A line-up of 350 runners were ‘dashing through the mud’ for the annual Bumble Bimble Santa Dash, raising £6,000 for Parkinson’s charities.

The cash collected will be split between Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson’s UK Redditch and Bromsgrove branch.

Both organisations provide care and support for those affected by Parkinson’s disease and fund research into the condition.

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The Bumble Bimble is a bi-annual run, with events taking place in both summer and winter, and the races have raised more than £20,000 for charity since they were launched.

The winter run, held on December 1, was a sell-out with competitors completing a five, ten or two-mile course whilst dressed in their festive outfits.

Event organiser Alex Dentith, said: “This is one of our favourite events of the year.

“All of our runners – young and old – were in high spirits and there was such a great atmosphere. The course was very muddy this year but that just added to the fun.”

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The dash started and finished at The Park Gate Inn, where competitors enjoyed hot drinks, plenty of festive cheer and hot food provided by The Hangry Moose.

“We couldn’t do it without the support of our sponsors and all of our wonderful volunteers who give up their time – we are immensely grateful to them all,” added Alex.

Visit bumblebimble.run for more on the Bumble Bimble events or to find out about volunteering.

Go to localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk/provider/redditch-and-bromsgrove-branch for more on the Redditch and Bromsgrove branch of Parkinson’s UK.

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