Milngavie Santa Dash was for a good Claus!

Santa Dash in Milngavie was a great success
Santa Dash in Milngavie was a great success

Milngavie Jog Scotland raised a fabulous £421 at their Santa Dash fundraiser on Thursday, December 1.

Fifty Two runners donned their festive best and hit the pavements to raise money for the Brightest Star Charity which supports bereaved parents.

The Brightest Star charity was launched in memory of Jack Kennedy, who tragically passed away in December 2012. Jack’s mum Arlene quickly realised that there was no support for bereaved families who had lost a child and swiftly set up Brightest Star. The charity’s aims include: support meetings for bereaved families, paediatric first aid, teddy bears for mortuaries and memory boxes.

Santa Dash co-ordinator Fiona Gribben said: “We are thrilled that we could raise such a great amount of money for The Brightest Star. A big thank you to all that took part and also thanks to all the local businesses that supported the raffle which was held in Costa Coffee afterwards.”

Jog Scotland Milngavie meets every Thursday at 6.30pm at the clock in Milngavie Village.

If you’d like to join the group just go along and sign up there and then, make sure you join the Facebook page for pre run updates.

Fiona added: “Most people get put off running in the winter months, so this is a great way to keep up your fitness and run with other people.”