SCORES of Santas met for the launch of a charity fundraiser.

All 64 prefects from St Helena School joined members of staff to don red suits and white beards to promote the Santa Fun Run.

The popular annual event, consisting of a 3km or 5km run, is expected to raise thousands for Colchester Hospitals Charity’s (CoHoC).

It takes place in Colchester’s Castle Park on the morning of Sunday, December 9.

The Santa Fun Run is open to children and adults of all ages and abilities, including anyone who wants to walk or push a buggy, pram or a wheelchair around the course.

Entry costs £10 for adults, £5 for children aged five to 15, and £5 each for members of a team of at least 10.

To sign up call 01206 745282, email or log on to