Phil does Santa run three times for charity

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Kwintessential Relationship Manager, Phil Reynolds, took part in three Santa fun runs this month to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.

Phil Reynolds, 27, donned his red suit and beard to take part in Santas on the Run in Bath, Bristol and Wells.

He joined hundreds of people taking to the streets in each of these scenic cities dressed in Santa suits to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Children’s Hospice South West.

Mr Reynolds said Bath was his favourite as the Santas had a lot of encouragement from passers-by – with some even singing Christmas carols.

Some of his fellow Santas were running with dogs and some were even pushing buggies decorated in tinsel.

The 2k runs were no problem for Mr Reynolds who runs and also plays rugby, but he said the third Santa run in Wells was the hardest as he had been up most of the night with his five-month-old daughter Maggie.

He said: “Wells was the most difficult for me. I’d been up all night and I was convinced they’d made it longer.”

Mr Reynolds was representing his Crewkerne-based company Kwintessential which made CHSW its charity of the year.

The company has been fundraising for the charity with various events throughout the year and has so far raised more than £7,000.

Mr Reynolds added: “We went for a charity that was local and we could really get involved in. Many of us have got children so we can appreciate the work that the hospice does.”

Mr Reynolds said he was looking forward to running next year and he might even take on all six in the South West if they weren’t on the same day.

Sophie Crossman, events fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, said: “We are really grateful to Phil for all the support he has shown us throughout the year. He will certainly be in Santa’s good books this Christmas.”

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