Yattendon dashing through the snow for local charities
Hundreds ran to raise money for two local charities.
Just under 250 people dressed up and ran in the inaugural Santa Dash held on the Yattendon Estate on Sunday, December 18, raising up to £5,000 for The Charlie Waller Trust and Yattendon Primary School.
After a lively warm up led by Michelle Yam of Workout with Michelle to cope with a very cold morning, families took part in either the one kilometre dash or five kilometre run through the Christmas trees.
Joe Copper won the five kilometre race in a time of just over 19 minutes.
The first place winner won a turkey from Walters Turkeys and the second and third places won a Christmas tree from the Yattendon Estate.
Prizes were awarded by West Berkshire Council chairman Rick Jones and St Andrews School headteacher Ed Graham.
The event would not have been possible without the generous support of the Iliffe family and the various sponsors including St Andrews School, Tenancy360, Berkshire Botanical, Allwright Projects, Eight Wealth Management, Walters Turkeys, Go Fish and Chips, McVeigh Parker, Featherstone and The Royal Oak, Yattendon.
Their overwhelming support covered all operating costs for the event, enabling all entrance fees to be donated to the two beneficiaries.
Next year's event is planned for Sunday, December 17.