The Santa Dash which took place in December has raised £30,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity.
The event went ahead virtually between 11-18th December 2021 and saw participants taking part in the 5k event across the country.
Lots of dashers dressed up in Santa costumes and added some festive fun to the streets!
Mairi McWilliams from Glasgow was one of the participants, who raised £615 for our charity by taking part.
Mairi said: “I participated this year in the 5k Santa Dash raising money for Beatson Cancer Charity after my friend received stereotactic radiotherapy to the second of her cancerous brain tumours back in 2016 in the renowned Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
“Thanks to the expertise, knowledge and skills of the highly trained Dr Allan James who, along with his team of clinicians and other oncologists, decided that this form of radiotherapy was most suited to the type of brain tumour she had. Now she remains in remission, that's also thanks and gratitude to all the scientists involved in research.
“Doing things like this which mean so much to me and others for others is what gives me a genuine buzz!
“I look forward to many more opportunities ahead to make positive changes in a world where it can perhaps seem like darkness overshadows the lights at times - especially in Scotland!
“Nevertheless, there will always a glimmer of light and hope no matter how dark it gets.”
Maisie McCormick, community fundraising manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are over the moon the Santa Dash event managed to raise £30,000 for our charity.
“This is incredible and will do so much to help us to support cancer patients and their families.
“It was brilliant to see pictures and videos of big groups out in their Santa hats taking to the streets – and because it was virtual it meant they could pick their own route too which gave them lots of flexibility.
“Thank you to each and every person who took part – it helps us make a difference to the lives of so many.”
Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are overwhelmed by the support we’ve received over the last year, through a very difficult time for everyone.
“I thoroughly enjoyed seeing pictures of those taking part in the Santa Dash – it looked like everyone had lots of fun while raising money for our charity.
“Hopefully it won’t be long before the event can involve us all taking part together – I look forward to seeing lots of Santas dashing through the streets once again!”
Thank you to everyone who took part - you are amazing!