Rundolph Run to help Launch new Dad Matters Project in Suffolk

For 52 years the Ipswich Greyfriars Round Table have been bringing Santa and Rudolph to the streets of Ipswich in support of local charities and in December 2022, Home-Start in Suffolk’s new Dad Matter project has been chosen of this year’s main charity.

For 16 nights, Santa and Rudolph along with an army of volunteer “Snowmen” ran the streets of Ipswich, braving all weathers, raising vital funds to support Suffolk families and other local causes. 

Starting on 2 December and running right up until just before Christmas it is a massive operation which is brilliantly organised and run by the Roundtable.

The event itself was a huge success with families coming out to greet Santa along the way and make donations as they pass.

The Christmas break allowed the Roundtable team to calculate the final total and they were delighted to announce earlier this week that they had raised a record total!

As we returned to the offices in the new year, Ali Watson our Fundraising and Marketing Manager met with chair Daniel Langford who presented the charity with a cheque for £12,000 which will be used to launch the new Dad Matters project soon! 

“We are so grateful to the Roundtable for supporting this project and to the community who donated to the Rudolph Run this year.” Said Ali Watson, Fundraising and Marketing Manager. “What a to start 2023.  Thank you Daniel and everyone involved.”

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