Swindon will be going Santa mad this festive season for Prospect Hospice

By Jamie Hill - 9 November 2020


Feeling 'Claus'trophobic during lockdown? Then put on your hand 'Santa'-tiser and get yourselves signed up for Prospect Hospice’s fantastically festive, and not to mention socially distanced, fundraiser this December!

This campaign will see local people coming together (apart) as sprinting, snapping, supermarket or soaking Santas, as well as the option to choose your own Santa challenge. There’s a Santa suit ready and waiting for all those taking part.

For only £10 per adult and £5 per child, the charity will provide you with your very own Santa suit to don while taking part in one of their Christmassy challenges below.


Here are some options

Sprinting Santas

Prospect provide the suit, you plan the route

This one’s a virtual take on a Santa Run. Just plan a route, put on your suit and get running (or walking)! Run a mile a day for a set time or plan a super sprint as a one off – the choice is yours.

For the more competitive of you, you might want to go for the Further Christmas title. Whoever runs the furthest will be rewarded with a hamper of goodies. The charity will also be giving a prize to the person who raises the most sponsorship.

Snapping Santas

Get festive and photogenic

Leave those resting Grinch faces at home and get ready to take your best elfie or perhaps you’d prefer to gather your household or bubble-chums and take a group shot…the choice is yours! Whatever you choose, we want to be as creative as you can.

Just sign up below before 16 December, receive your suit then post your photo online before midnight on 19 December to be in with the chance of winning either our Best Elfie or Socially Distanced Santas award. Just remember to tag @Prospect Hospice and include #SociallyDistancedSantas

The charity's judging panel will shortlist the best photos on 21 December and post them on social media for a public vote, with winners being announced on Christmas Eve.

Shake it like a Pole-aroid picture!

Soaking Santa’s

This one will have you saying BRRRRR Humbug!

Think Ice bucket challenge but, yes, you’ve guessed it, in a Santa suit!!

Prospect challenge you to become a soaking Santa in aid of your local hospice and why not nominate a much-deserving friend or family member while you’re at it? Just post your videos on social media and tag them @ProspectHospice with #SociallyDistancedSantas then tag the person you nominate to join our team of festively fundraising St Nics.

This is a great one to raise lots of funds in sponsorship too so remember to share your online fundraising page links too.

Supermarket Santas

Get jolly with your trolley!

‘Tis the season to push trolleys fa la la la la la la la la…. Well, it is this December anyway! We love this challenge and we’re sure you will too.

All the charity are asking here is for you to do your weekly or even your big Christmas shop…..dressed as the jolly man himself! Then just get yourselves sponsored for the embarrassment…sorry, enjoyment.

Prospect would love to see your photos and videos so please remember to post away and tag them as above.

Select-your-own Santa challenge

Reading the above list?…Checking it twice?….and still not seeing anything you like? Not a problem! Have a think and choose your own challenge. The charity will still provide the suit and support you need.

For more information on the hospice’s #SociallyDistancedSantas challenges visit www.prospect-hospice.net/SociallyDistancedSantas

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