Beacon is inviting runners to suit up as Santa on Sunday 2 December at West Park, Wolverhampton, for the annual Santa run to help raise money for those living with sight loss.

Participants will be given a free Santa outfit, which they can keep after the challenge, and children a free Santa hat. The 5K run will be around West Park, WV1 4PH. Runners can run, jog, walk skip, hop or even try being guided blindfolded and experience living with sight loss. Children are also invited to take part and run a shorter course.

Gurinder Atwal, community and events fundraiser, said: “As the winter nights set in, dust of your running shoes and start getting back into shape by joining our 5K charity Santa run. Last year was a huge success and we hope to get even more runners and raise even more money this year.”

Beacon is also asking for participants to also consider raising as much money as possible for the run via sponsorship to help raise even more funds.

Arwyn Jones, CEO at Beacon, added: “If you like a challenge this will be right up your alley. It is a great excuse to get dressed up and have some fun with all your family and friends. Not only will you have run 5K, but you will also help the many people across the Black Country which Beacon supports.”

Participants must register and pay in advance to enter. Entry is £10 per adult, £5 for children between 5-11 and free for those under 5. To book your spot visit: , call 01902 880 111 or email:

All money raised will help Beacon support people living with sight loss and make an impact on many people’s lives.