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Santa Dash 2020

From The Den to Lewisham Hospital...

22 December 2020

Members from Millwall Community Trust, Millwall Supporters' Club and Millwall Lionesses took part in the annual 'Santa Dash' last Saturday, in aid of The Lions' 'We Do Care' initiative.

Supporting those hospital heroes who have been on the frontline during 2020's Coronavirus pandemic, MCT’s Santa Dash saw the participants make the journey from The Den to University Lewisham Hospital to donate gifts and items to staff and patients.

Although the event was different to 2019 due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a successful run was held, with the participants running the route in full blue Millwall Santa outfits with beards.

"The Santa Dash was a really successful event for both us and the community last year, so to have to cancel due to the Covid-19 outbreak was very disappointing," said MCT CEO Sean Daly. "However, we still managed to hold a socially-distanced event where we could show our thanks to those who have worked so hard during the pandemic, and also provide essential supplies to hospital staff at University Lewisham Hospital.

"Our club has always been at the forefront when it comes to helping the community and this event is just another amazing example of how much hard work and determination from Millwall goes into the local area."

MSC Committee member and Millwall Lionesses Assistant Manager, Alex Russell - one of many who took on the challenge - added: "When I was asked to take part, I was a bit daunted at first, having to run such a distance in fancy dress, but once we got going and we were getting support from the public, I was having a great time.

"It was a tough run, but the group I ran with were great fun, and to be able to help the club out in this way was something I just couldn’t turn down. Seeing the hospital workers when we arrived at Lewisham and being able to donate much-needed items is something that I am proud to be a part of and will stay with me for a long time."

Take a look at a selection of photos from the 2020 Santa Dash above.

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