In pictures: Alexander Devine Santa Dash

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Will Taylor

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He appears to have been everywhere over the last couple of weeks and Windsor woke yesterday morning (Sunday) to see hundreds of Santas take to the streets.

It was all to raise vital funds for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service charity.

About 240 people, mostly dressed as the bearded, jolly bearer of presents, ran down the Long Walk for the fourth annual Santa Dash.

For the first time in the 5km event, they then jogged into the town centre around Windsor & Eton Central station and Peascod Street before finishing at Bachelors Acre.

Adult entrants paid £20 each to run, children paid £7.50, and families of four could enter together for £45, with every penny going to the charity.

Two community fundraisers at Alexander Devine, Julia Philipson and Susie Knowles, helped organise the event – which included about 50 volunteers - and were delighted with the turnout.

Julia thanked the Windsor Town Partnership for assisting with getting the runners through the town centre and said: “It was so heart-warming to see people turn out on a cold morning.

“A huge thank you to everyone. We will paint Windsor red again next year.”

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