Lewes Santa Run 2018 – in pictures

Participants at the start of the Bevern Trust's Lewes Santa Run on Saturday (December 1). Picture: Cripps Photography/ SUS-180212-085344001
Participants at the start of the Bevern Trust's Lewes Santa Run on Saturday (December 1). Picture: Cripps Photography/ SUS-180212-085344001

Despite wet weather dozens of people turned out in festive fancy dress for the second Lewes Santa Run.

The 2k event organised by the charity The Bevern Trust took place on Saturday (December 1), starting and finishing at Harvey’s Brewery Yard.

Fundraising manager of the Bevern Trust Matthew Cornish and patron of the charity Natasha Kaplinsky with participants at the start of the run. Picture Cripps Photography/ SUS-180212-085406001

Fundraising manager of the Bevern Trust Matthew Cornish and patron of the charity Natasha Kaplinsky with participants at the start of the run. Picture Cripps Photography/ SUS-180212-085406001

Journalist and television presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, patron of the charity, officially started the fun run, which drew 135 participants.

Fundraising manager Matthew Cornish said: “We knew the weather was not going to be on our side, so we were fully prepared for every eventuality.

“To see nearly all the runners who had booked still come down and get involved despite the rain was so encouraging.

“We’re so grateful to all our runners for braving the weather and for their support of this growing annual family festive event for the town – it means so much to everyone at The Bevern Trust to have such great numbers at our events in Lewes.

“We would also like to thank The Lewes Lions and all our volunteers who came to help make the event such a success.”

The charity says the event is set to raise £3,000, which will go towards its work providing care for those with profound disabilities and their families across East Sussex.

Lewes Town Council supported the run and it was sponsored by Lewes businesses Harvey’s, accountants Knill James and design and communication agency hrs creative.

It also saw The Studio Fitness Lewes provide a warm up and ukulele band Lewkulele entertain with live music.

The 2019 run is due to take place on Saturday, December 7.