RUNNERS wrapped up warm with tinsel scarves and reindeer onesies for a fundraiser near Didcot.

Scores of Santas - and his helpers - sprinted round Milton Park on Friday, to raise money for Play2Give and MS Therapy Oxfordshire.

The five kilometre fun run was organised by not-for-profit group Soll Leisure, which runs The Park Club in Milton Park, and the business park’s managers MEPC.

Soll Leisure’s group health and wellbeing manager Richard Claydon said he was ‘delighted’ by the inaugural run’s success, and that it would return as an annual event.

He added:”We really appreciate everyone supporting the event through the cold weather and bringing such a positive, festive spirit on the day.”

About 165 Santas took part, including members of the public, employees based at the park, and members of the gym.

The race was started by Play2Give founder Andrew Baker.

The Didcot resident set up the charity 10 years ago and has since raised £60,000 for causes including Oxford Children’s Hospital and Headway Oxfordshire.

MS Therapy Oxfordshire, which is based at Milton Park, supports people with Multiple Sclerosis.

The Park Club also hosted a Christmas fayre on Friday, featuring festive stalls and a raffle.

Proceeds have not yet been finalised, but are set to exceed £600.