Care home staff don costumes for Santa Stride


Colten Care-Care Industry NewsSTAFF at a North Dorset care home will be donning their Father Christmas outfits for the second Santa Stride this weekend.


Eight team members at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton are taking part in the charity fun run on Sunday (7/12).


Organised by The Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton, more than 250 people are expected to walk, run or ride the course.


All will be dressed in Santa suits and can opt for a distance of two, three, four or seven miles starting from the main car park at the Trailway in Sturminster Newton.


The Newstone House team is led by Richard Upshall, Guest Services Co-ordinator. Other members include chef Donna Singleton and activity organiser Tracey Wyke.


“It should be a lot of fun and we’re all looking forward to dressing up and taking part,” said Richard.


Malcolm Parker, Immediate Past President of The Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton and Santa Stride Organiser, said: “We had over 250 taking part last year and we’re confident that this year’s event will surpass that. It all depends on the weather.


“There are a number of group entries, including Colten Care. The more people registering the better.”


Proceeds from the event will go to CLIC Sargent (For Children with Cancer). The entry fee (adults £5 and £2.50 junior) includes a free Santa suit and commemorative medal.


Register online at; contact Malcolm Parker on 01258 863595 or at


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