Social Mission: London Santa Dash 2018

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At the end of last year we launched our Social Mission, to help provide Space to people who don’t have it, by donating £10,000 to St Mungo’s our charity partnership each year. As well as the monetary donations, the HeadBox team were all very eager to get involved in various volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

To continue achieving our goal of raising £10,000 for St Mungo’s Homeless Charity – Helping Homeless People & Rebuilding Lives. Myself and fellow HeadBoxer Agnes decided to brave the cold and run the 10K Santa Dash in Victoria Park.

What is the London Santa Dash?

The London Santa Dash is the largest Santa run in London, with last year marking their 10-year anniversary.

The run is a great opportunity to raise money for the charity of your choice, spread some festive cheer and also burn a few calories ahead of the Christmas season!

What did the day hold?

The day started bright and early, as we met Rob Neale, Corporate Partnerships Executive from St Mungo’s, at 9am to grab a pre-run coffee. Rob spoke to us in more detail about how the HeadBox partnership helps support many fantastic projects that St Mungo’s run.

We learnt about the projects run by St Mungo’s to teach homeless people new skills or building upon existing strengths to help increase their employment chances. These classes are run by volunteers and can range from French classes to Excel classes. HeadBox has actually already run a Google Drive 101 class and Excel for Beginners Class earlier this year.  

We then headed over to Victoria Park to collect our Santa outfits and participate in the Santa dance warm-up, before beginning our 10K run!

How did we get on?

Thank you to everyone who donated! We managed to raise a grand total of £524, against a target of £200 – not that we like to boast!
Our page is still open, so if you’d like to make a donation, please visit our Just Giving Page here.

The Verdict

It was a challenging but great day! It was so rewarding to know all the money we raised was going to such a great cause. It was also a great way to put our teamwork to the test and complete some very hard obstacles.

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