MORE than 100 people dressed up in Santa suits to take part in a fun run around the streets of Salisbury in aid of a local charity. 

The 5k Santa Fun Run event took place on Sunday, December 10 and began with a Christmas-themed Zumba warm-up before runners set off and made their way past Salisbury Cathedral and through the streets of Salisbury. 

Salisbury Journal: Zumba for the runnersZumba for the runners (Image: Naomi House & Jacksplace)

Event fundraising officer at Naomi House and Jackspace, Gemma Rolfe, said: “Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s festive Santa Fun Run despite the wet weather.

"It was wonderful meeting so many of you, and spreading the Christmas cheer around Salisbury. Your support makes a real difference in the lives of life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their families.”

Salisbury Journal: Santa Fun RunSanta Fun Run (Image: Naomi House & Jacksplace)

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Those that neared the finish line, were covered in foamy snow before collecting their medal to celebrate their achievement. 

The charity hopes that the festive fundraiser will raise £5,000 for the hospices of Naomi House & Jacksplace which provides expert care for children and young adults with complex care needs.

More than than 550 families receive support from the charity across central southern England.