SANTAS are being invited to make a dash for it to support The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

The charity is delighted that its annual Santa Dash will take place this year, albeit with a few changes.

The event has become a favourite in the festive calendar for cyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities, and on December 13 CAFT is calling for support to again turn the lanes of Cheshire red and white.

Knutsford Guardian:

The finishing line at a previous event

The event will consist of three suggested rides, 10, 30 and 60-mile routes, and two suggested walks, a short and long version.

The charity is also asking people who live further afield to join them virtually, encouraging people to create their own routes or events.

All CAFT-organised routes will include a collection point where participants will pick up their Santa suit and treats for the route. Those organising their own routes will be supplied with Santa suits in advance.

Santas are asked to make a £10 donation to secure their place, but additional fundraising is welcome.

For more information or to register your place contact Jure Modic by emailing

Jure said: “At a time when little seems certain we’re delighted to bring you some guaranteed fun.

Knutsford Guardian:

The team from Charles Mitchell Wines, who were a sponsor of the event

“We are so grateful to Ian and everyone at Timperley Boneshakers for their hard work and amazing support again this year.

“All donations will go to our Christmas programme, providing magical Christmas experiences to children from our region.”

The charity has been forced to cancel most of its fundraising events due to the pandemic, but managed to salvage The CAFT Golf Day and the Santa Dash.

The former was rescheduled from May to October at Mere Golf and Country Club, and raised £16,500.

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The Simbal Ladies Team

A total of 22 teams of four joined the charity for a day of golf on the Championship course thanks to volunteers who ran competitions and raffles throughout the day.

Golfers enjoyed a barbecue dinner in the evening, and CAFT chief executive Ian Eccles presented winners with their prizes.