Longboarding Santas raise money for sick children

Longboarding Santas raise money for sick children

Francis Batt

Longboarding Santas raise money for sick children

A bizarre but festive sight greeted shoppers in Windsor on Saturday.

More than 15 longboarders dressed as Santa careered into town at the end of a 26-mile journey that had started at Hyde Park.

Head of the Santa pack was Dean Lake. They were all raising money for the Children's Heart Federation charity. Dean's daughter Olivia needed open heart surgery at seven months to save her life.

The longboarders passed through Kensington, Chiswick, Colnbrook and Datchet on their way to Windsor.

Dean said: "We had to skate on the road as the paths were packed with Christmas shoppers. We got a lot of toots from cars and people waving and cheering taking pictures.

"We arrived in Windsor at 3.15pm bang on target to friends and family cheering and blowing whistles.

"My wife Marion set up a table of gifts to buy from the Children's Heart Federation and some raffle prizes which had been donated by sponsors."

The fundraisers hope to have raised £2,000.

To support the cause visit facebook - www.facebook.com/longboardingforlittlehearts

Twitter - LB4LH



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