Burnley FC player to start Towneley Santa Dash

Burnley's Ashley Barnes vies for possession with Stoke City's Erik Pieters.''Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport
Burnley's Ashley Barnes vies for possession with Stoke City's Erik Pieters.''Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport

Clarets centre forward Ashley Barnes is to start the Rosemere Burnley Chemotherapy Unit Appeal’s Towneley Park Santa Dash this Saturday.

The festive fun run around the 1K events triangle takes place at 10-30 am and there’s still time to enter the event, which is open to both adults and accompanied children.

Entry is £5 for adults and free for children aged 16 and under. To enter, simply call 01772 522913 or email info@rosemere.org.uk to pre register or, turn up on the day. The first 10 entrants will receive a free Santa suit and the next 20, a free Santa hat as dressing up, though not obligatory, is welcomed!

Every penny from entry fees will go straight in to the appeal pot to raise £100,000 towards a new, £200,000 state-of-the-art chemotherapy unit at Burnley General Hospital.