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Children at Green Lane Primary School, in Acklam, Middlesbrough, have been getting warmed up for the event after becoming one of five schools already signed up.

Others joining in are Linthorpe Community, Marton Manor, and Easterside primary schools, and Holmwood Special School, all in Middlesbrough.

The event is open to children aged 11 and under, can take place at any location, at any distance and on any date during December - although Teesside Hospice is encouraging groups to do Santa's Little Helpers run from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 4. If a school or organisation does not have suitable facilities, Clairville Stadium and Holmwood Special School have offered their facilities for an afternoon.

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 manager at Teesside Hospice, said: "We hope you choose to support this initiative by hosting your own Santa's Little Helpers Run. It can be as big or as small as you want and there will be plenty of help to assist you. In exchange for your commitment, Teesside Hospice will supply an easy guide to hosting the event along with sponsorship envelopes, stickers and certificates for every child who is taking part."

* For further information contact 01642 355866, email fundraising@theteessidehospice.co.uk or visit www.teessidehospice.org

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ON YOUR MARKS...THEY'RE OFF! Pupils at Green Lane Primary School in Acklam, Middlesbrough, warm up for the Teesside Hospice Santa's Little Helpers Run - a fundraiser open to youngsters aged 11 and underPictures by PETER REIMANN
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 9, 2009
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