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December Fundraiser of the Month

21 December 2016

Aecom Santa Run 2016On Sunday 4th December saw the return of the brilliantly silly Santa Run in London’s Victoria Park.  We were joined by a dedicated team from Patron firm Aecom, who took on the 5/10km run with ease. And we must mention that what makes this fun run extra special is that all runners take part wearing a Santa costume – a great way to bring in the festive season! 
Despite the chilly temperatures, the Aecom Santa runners did brilliantly on the day with each of them crossing the finishing line costumes intact….almost! 
Despite their achievement on the day, they’ve also had great success with their fundraising, having raised an incredible £594.88 through online fundraising and a Christmas raffle. This is why we're delighed to name them our December Fundraisers of the Month! 
We spoke to chief Santa runner, Xiaofang Xu, about the team’s experience of the run and fundraising: 
“RedR has done great work training national aid workers in disaster-affected countries, helping people who are less fortunate than ourselves. To get into the spirit of Christmas giving, we decided to take part in the Santa Run to raise funds for RedR. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the…It was my first 5k and I would not have been able to achieve it without the encouragement of my teammates. Running towards the finish line was definitely a memorable moment, knowing that you achieved your goal with an excellent cause.”
Aecom Santa Runners Raffle 2016
We’d like to congratulate the team on their achievement and thank them for their fundraising efforts. Their contribution will make a huge difference to our humanitarian work across the world – thank you! 
If this festive event has inspired you to take on a challenge for RedR, take a look at our list of events here and do not hesitate to contact the Fundraising Team by email or at 020 7840 6025 if you’d like more information.

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