Littleport ‘reindeer’ raises over £100 for charity at festive run

Cathy with Co-op staff in Littleport

Cathy with Co-op staff in Littleport - Credit: Archant

A Littleport woman who raised over £100 for charity has given her personal view on taking part in the Ely 5K Festive Run.

Mr Webb as Santa having a chuckle with Ruby the running loose Reindeer

Mr Webb as Santa having a chuckle with Ruby the running loose Reindeer - Credit: Archant

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte took part in the fundraising event along with hundreds of others who raised money for the Arthur Rank Hospice.

Captain America

Captain America - Credit: Archant

The 61-year-old, who dressed as a reindeer of the day, said: “I found my first 5k charity run fun, but quite hard going.

Littleport runners

Littleport runners - Credit: Archant

“I began to flag just after the 4km mark. And as an athletic looking Santa with his two doggies overtook me I wondered if I’d be able to finish.

“But knowing that we were all raising funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice kept me going. I managed to finish in a time of 34.12 seconds.”


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Cathy, representing the Littleport Runners, was one of 530 runners who braved the cold and rain on Sunday.

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