Children’s Hospice South West is holding its Santas on the Run events this week - find out when and where here.

Bideford Christmas lights 2015. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford Christmas lights 2015. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The first Santas on the Run event is being held in Holsworthy tomorrow (Friday).

Children's Hospice South West is hosting the first fun run in the town, with the start at 6.30pm.

And on Sunday the charity will be holding another run in Bideford as part of the town's light switch on event.

As Children's Hospice South West is celebrating 25 years of care in 2016, it's hoped that this year's runs are the most successful yet.

Bideford Christmas lights 2015. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford Christmas lights 2015. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Jayne Jarrett, events fundraiser at the charity's Little Bridge House hospice in Fremington, said: "For many of our families Christmas can get lost in the day-to-day routines of medicines, sleeping and feeding.

"Staying at the hospice gives our families time to enjoy this special time and create precious memories.

"Your participation in our Santa Run enables us to continue to provide this much-needed support for local families, and in our anniversary year we're hoping to see hundreds of Santas taking part in this wonderful event."

Santas on the Run is a 2km fun run, and you can walk, run or jog the route.

Children and dogs are welcome and it is £15 for adults and £7.50 for children, with a family ticket for £37.50.

The price includes a Santa suit and special 25th CHSW Anniversary commemorative medal, and you can register for both events online at www.chsw.org.uk/santas