Medal design created by children for charity Santa event has been unveiled

Two children from Northampton have had their drawings turned into medals after winning a Christmas competition.

Monday, 5th December 2016, 10:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:32 pm
Medal Unveiled for Santa Run & Walk

Max, five and George, seven from Brixworth have designed this year’s Santa Run and Walk medal, which will be worn by up to 2,500 people this weekend.

Abington Park will play host to thousands of Father Christmas’ in aid of the Northampton charity event, which is set to take place on Sunday, December 11.

The medal designed by the boys is made of silver and features 3D stars, Northampton Town Roses, as well as the Northampton Santa Run & Walk logo.

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The medal, which will be given out free of charge, also features a sparkly snow globe and the towns lift tower.

The event has announced their charity partners, including four charities including Cynthia Spencer, The Rotary Club, Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund and The Lewis Foundation.

The run and walk will see the return of the ‘Best Dressed Dog’ competition and it has been announced that a new medal is soon to be revealed.

In 2015 around 2,000 ‘Santa’s’ raised tens of thousands of pounds by running through Becket’s Park off Bedford Road.

The Northampton Santa Run and Walk, organised by Swift Run Events, saw participants in the famous red suits and hats - and a smattering of beards - raise more than £40,000 for six charities

It is understood that this year’s event, which will charge children £6, adults £15 and families £40 to take part.