Jog into Christmas

Charity call for Jolly Businesses.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is looking for businesses from across the city to join in at its annual Christmas fun run.

Now in its second year, the Jingle Bell Jog returns on Sunday December 6th to Kings Heath Park. All joggers are given a free Santa suit to complete the 2km run and will receive a medal and a well-deserved mince pie at the finish line.

Perfect for teams of colleagues, last year’s event saw 250 Jingle Bell Joggers take part, raising more than £9,000 for the charity. This year the run provides an excellent opportunity for workmates to get into the festive spirit and offer their support.

Hamish Shilliday, Head of Fundraising said: “We would love to see as many businesses as possible getting involved with the Jingle Bell Jog to build on the huge success of last year. It costs around £22,000 to run the Hospice on Christmas Day so all donations are crucial in ensuring our patients and families receive the support that they need. All of our staff try and make it the happiest it can be and we need help to continue to provide this exceptional care.”

On the day, registration opens at 9.30am and the run will start at 11am. Kings Heath Park will be thriving with pre-event Christmas activities and a special visit from some Disney friends.

This year, the jog kicks off its Care at Christmas campaign, a range of activities to drive support for the hospice during the festive period. Wannabe Santas can take part in this year’s run by registering at