CAPTIVATING & SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION proudly present
The 2019 Captivating Santa Run
A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating in China
Once again, Shekou turned into a sea of Santas for Captivating’s 3rd Annual Santa Run with some serious festive style on display; and what a day it was!
On December 7, 2019, 700 registered Santas and 50 SCIE volunteers arrived to run or marshal the 3KM or 6KM courses around Shenzhen Bay in red shirts and Santa hats, in a tremendous show of support for the work we do.
This overwhelming response from the Shenzhen community once again leaves us speechless, and we were delighted to see both spectators and partakers enjoying themselves in the Christmas spirit!
After the event, over 250 children were able to meet Santa himself, certified Santa, William Grossen from InterContinental Shenzhen, and each received a gift, courtesy of our event partner ZURU. This wonderful day was then brought to a close with all our festive favourites sung by the amazing Adrian Black.
We’d like to thank all who participated in the event, with a special congratulations to the Santa Run winners, who received trophies and medals on the podium.
The Santa Run raises money to support the work of Captivating and its Chinese registered charity partners through the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Programs include educational support for young girls who have dropped out of school, My First Job program, health training as well as animal husbandry for families, giving them the potential to grow a business, and lift themselves out of poverty.
Our sincerest THANKS to the following that made this happen:
A huge thank you to all of those who sponsored us in our 3rd Santa Run, particularly our Frankincense Sponsor cardzgroup; and our Myrrh Sponsors, Dental Bauhinia and KIS International School Shenzhen. Without your support, this event would not have been possible. We really can’t thank you enough!
VOLUNTEERS: We would have been lost without our incredible English MC Simon Jenkinson and helper Vincent Fernandes and finally the 50 energetic student volunteers from SCIE led by the wonderful Greg Edwards and Gary Ellis.
To our MEDIA and EVENT PARTNERS, and the SHENZHEN COMMUNITY:
We’d also like to offer a BIG thank you to our media and event partners HERE! Donguan, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Party, That’s PRD, Urban Family, ZURU, Hired China, InterContinental Shenzhen and Adrian Black, as well as all the groups who posted and reposted on our behalf!
There are too many to individually thank, nevertheless, from the bottom of our hearts we appreciate all of those who raised awareness for the Santa Run: from SWIC to the Shenzhen School Community, as well as every bar and restaurant who promoted us.
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 Vista-SK International Medical Center for being on hand to attend to any medical needs.
We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas! See you again next year.
To find out more about Captivating’s work in China, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website www.captivating.org