A group of five friends who love casual jogging, dusted off their Santa outfits for the tenth time on Saturday, December 1.

Cathy Hough, Sue Holley, Teresa Robbins, Pauline Bolt and Paula Bell, who meet regularly for runs in Nonsuch Park, made the trip to Richmond Park for the annual Princess Alice Hospice Santa Fun Run.

The women have carefully preserved their Santa outfits from their very first outing for the Hospice – with the jackets faring better than the trousers over the years.

Cathy Hough said: “It was a very easy course – good fun; although where we would have run it in the past, nowadays we take it a bit easier.

“The Santa outfits have been tucked away in various attics over the years and there was a slight panic this year when we thought we had lost them, but they turned up in time.”

The women regularly participate in fundraising runs and walks including Moonwalks, fun runs and on one occasions, a 10km event.

Claire Woodward, Princess Alice Hospice Senior Partnership Fundraiser said: “We love welcoming back people to the Santa Fun Runs each year – and these friends have done amazingly well to keep the same outfits year after year.

“It is thanks to the dedication and good spirit of our fun runners that we are able to raise vital funds through these events. The uplift in income enables us to continue to deliver outstanding care – free – to those who need it during the festive season.”

There are still two Santa Fun Runs to go, both in Bushy Park. Visit www.pah.org.uk/santafunrun