A CHILDREN'S hospice has received a boost from runners in fancy dress.

The staff from HCL Healthcare in Loughton raised just over £600 for Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green by taking part in the Santa Fun Run at Kensington Park.

The company has raised more than £22,000 for the hospice this year and its director, Daren Reisman, said he was proud of the support his staff had shown to the charity and he hoped to raise even more next year.