Video: Santa Dash was all for a good Claus

A charity is celebrating a festive runaway success after its fundraising Santa Dash helped raise thousands of pounds.

Nearly 250 Santa lookalikes ran through Mugdock Country Park in aid of Lemnzie-based Deafblind Scotland.

Santa Dash, Mugdock Park, 2014

Santa Dash, Mugdock Park, 2014

Runners of all ages and abilities didn’t let wet and blustery conditions spoil the fun of both 5km and 1km runs.

This year’s Santa Dash was the third of its kind to be held at the park by Deafblind Scotland, which supports those who live with a severe dual loss of their sight and hearing.

All the money raised will go into the charity’s core funding, which directly benefits service users.

Andrew Gibson, Deafblind Scotland fundraising and marketing officer, said: “We are delighted so many dashers turned out to take part in the event despite some challenging weather conditions.”

He added: “We would like to thank all those who handed in sponsorship on the day and encourage those still to hand in theirs to do so by January 31st.

“We would also like to thank Mugdock Country Park for allowing us to use this stunning setting once again for our event.”

Separately, the charity is currently fundraising for its Field of Dreams project to build a new centre of excellence on a site between Kirkintilloch and Lenzie.

To check out our video of the Santa Dash go to www.kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk