Sunday, November 25, 2012
November 25. Day 330. The Claus are out
Sunday is meant to be the day of rest but that certainly wasn't the case this morning. Well before 7am, the Claus were out. Thousands of Santas lining up at South Bank for the annual Variety Club Santa Fun Run.
I guess at this time of year the bloke in red has to work pretty much around the clock and he can use all the helpers he can get.
The fun run raises funds for children's charities and today the people of Brisbane responded. There were Santas being carried on Dad's shoulders, Santas in prams, Santas in wheelchairs and even a blind Santa with her guide dog. My prize for the cutest Santa went to two-year-old Josie.
It was a great display of the real Christmas spirit not to mention a chance to dress up and have a bit of fun (if your idea of fun is running five kilometres in a Santa suit in a Brisbane summer).
I've said it before that charities now need to find new ways to make a connection to get people to open their wallets and this one has really hit the mark.
These Santas already delivered a gift to children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. Ho, Ho, Ho.