CSALS will be represented at the Santa Fun Run, taking place in Queen’s Park in Chesterfield on Christmas Eve.

Organised by Cannon Events since 2016, the event features participants dressed in Santa suits running around the park, with a 1500m race (10am) and another one of 5k (10.30am).

Around 500 people are expected to take part, with Unit1 Fitness & Martial Arts leading the warm-ups ahead of the races and Ashover Band playing Christmas carols.

Race director John Cannon said: “A few years ago, I had a bit of an issue with my heart and ended up having an angiogram.

“The work that CSALS do is therefore close to me and I think if we can get the message out on Christmas Eve about the importance of first aid, hopefully a lot of people will take up the offer of doing the free online course. I think it’s really, really important.”

CSALS’ Nick Johnson will once again act as host at the event and he will be joined by Debra Johnson, community facilitator for the charity. Debra said: “We are really looking forward to being involved in such a popular event. It will be a great opportunity to raise awareness of the charity and promote the free online course, offered in partnership with Virtual College.”

1866 Sport is the official radio partner for the event, which will see funds raised for Ashgate Hospice.

To sign-up for the event, please visit www.entrycentral.com/festival/1926

To access the free online course, please click on the following link: https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared