Thousands to run in Santa Dash this weekend

8th December 2023 12:00

We want to wish all Santa Dash participants the best of luck for this Sunday

We want to wish all Santa Dash participants the best of luck for this Sunday

8th December 2023

Thousands of participants from across the country are set to take part in the Santa Dash this weekend in Glasgow! 

Starting from Glasgow Green at 10 am on Sunday 10th December as part of the much-loved fundraising event. Profits from the 5K event will be split between us and the Lord Provost’s Charity Fund. 

We caught up with some supporters who have chosen to take part in this festive fun run in aid of us.

Cousins, 7-year-old Charlie Reid and 7-year-old Ella MacPhail are taking part in the run following their Gran’s cancer diagnosis. Charlie’s mum, Lynsey Reid, and Ella’s mum, Stephanie MacPhail, are also taking part in the race. 

Lynsey said: "My mum was diagnosed with gastric cancer in the middle of October, which completely knocked us for six. "Things have gone so fast since then and she's already had one round of treatment. Since her diagnosis, The Beatson have just been amazing.

Things have moved so fast and the staff have just been so kind and caring and really have made the process a lot easier. We have visited the Wellbeing Centre and met lots of the wonderful staff that work there who are all amazing.

The Kids cannot wait for it and are looking forward to giving Steph and I a run for our money in the running stakes. They are so invested and are always wanted to know how much money they've managed to raise and know that every penny will help their Gran get better."

Wish them well by donating to their JustGiving Page: Lynsey Reid is fundraising for Beatson Cancer Charity ( 

Lynsey and Charlie (right) and brother Archie (4)Stephanie and Ella