Captivating Santa Run 2018 – A Christmas Success!

CAPTIVATING & SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION present

The 2018 Captivating Santa Run

A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating in China

Captivating’s 2nd Santa Run was a truly festive spectacle. 600 participants and 65 volunteers donned red shirts, hats and Santa suits to run or walk the 6km or 3km around the Shenzhen Bay walkway in China. We were overwhelmed by the response from the community, from participants to volunteers, and it was enjoyed by partakers and spectators alike!

Over 200 children then got to meet Santa and received gifts, kindly donated by Frankincense Sponsor ZURU, while listening to carols sung by the amazing Freedom: 61. It was a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

Congratulations to all participants who each received a Santa Run medal and special congratulations to the Santa Run winners who received their medals at the end of the event.

The event raised funds for Captivating, operating under the umbrella of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, supporting the work of its Chinese registered charity partners in China. Funds raised will go to projects ranging from educational support for girls who have missed schooling, healthy village programs and helping entire villages address their poverty through animal husbandry and greenhouses.

Our sincerest THANKS to the following that made this happen:

OUR SPONSORS: A huge thank you to our Frankincense Sponsor, ZURU, and a big and warm welcome and thanks to our new Myrrh sponsors: Dental Bauhinia, Little Engineers and Red Ribbon Trading. We are thrilled that you chose to support us on our second Santa Run!

OUR COMMITTEE: Tom Simpson from SCIE, Claire Taylor from 3D Boffin, Serena Cole, Tracy Chen, Vivian Yuan and our fabulous Santa, Kevin McCaustlin. We would also have been lost without our incredible English MC Tom Simpson and Chinese MC Shu Yiwen and finally the 54 energetic student volunteers also from SCIE led by the wonderful Gary Ellis.

Freedom: 61, our band who ensured everyone left in truly festive mood after singing a wonderful selection of carols.

 MEDIA PARTNERS and the SHENZHEN COMMUNITY: A HUGE thank you to our media partners That’s PRD, urbanfamily, Here! Donguan, Lohas Shenzhen, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Party and Guide in China and every group who posted and reposted for us! There are too many to individually thank, but from the bottom of our hearts thank you to everyone who spread the word from ABNET and nogogo to SWIC and the Shenzhen School Community and to every bar and restaurant group who posted – Thank you!!

Our final thanks are to the Shenzhen Bay Management who graciously facilitated the run in their park and the local police for ensuring a safe event. Lastly Raffles Medical Shenzhen for being on hand to attend to any medical needs. To find out more about Captivating’s work in China, email info@captivating.org or go to our website www.captivating.org

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