One of our families will be taking on a Virtual Santa Dash this December to say thank you for the care they receive.

The Williams family from Halfway House will be pulling on their Hope House running vests and festive Santa hats on to raise funds and give back to the charity during its time of need.

Callum is 16 and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy which requires 24-hour care, and has been a regular visitor with us since 2006.

“Hope House really has been such a help to our family,” said mum Lisa. “Not only does Callum love visiting, but the respite care also helps us as a family to rest, relax and do the things which aren’t ordinarily options for us.”

Lisa will be taking on the 5K run alongside 10-year-old son Lewis, who goes to Baschurch Primary School. But Callum’s other brother Jack, 15, has decided he is going to up his run to 20K, with his cousin Mark. 

“During the summer Callum was very poorly in hospital and spent some time in intensive care, and the sibling support team was there to speak with and help Jack and Lewis on a daily basis,” said Lisa.

Jack, who is a pupil at The Corbet School in Baschurch, decided to up the distance to try and help raise that bit more money for us.

“When things like this summer happen it puts a lot of things into perspective, and I really wanted to give something back,” said Jack. “I thought that doing 20K might mean that I can raise that bit more money."

You can sign up today and take part in the Virtual Santa Dash in your local area. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and are selling fast, so if you are interested in taking part on December 5, then make sure you book your place soon to avoid disappointment.