A WOMAN entertained families over the weekend with her 10k walk dressed up as Santa.

Wendy Fry walked around the London Borough of Sutton on Saturday, December 12, to raise money for end of life care. 

The author and therapist wanted to 'raise some smiles and have some fun', all while raising valuable funds for Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.

Determined, Wendy walked along the A217, Seers Park, Cheam Park and Nonsuch Park, in a bid to spread joy this Christmas.

The thoughtful author says she wanted to help the hospice due to the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic.

Wendy Fry said: "At the start of 2020, I signed up to walk 1000 miles with country walking magazine and wanted to extend the challenges I set for myself.

"Walking 10k whilst raising money for the hospice is something I knew I could take control over.

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"When all about us, there is much uncertainty, it made me feel back in control- with the ability to support others to respectfully honour life transition.

"Angela from the hospice, went out of her way to deliver my suit when Royal Mail looked unlikely to deliver it on time."

She added: "I received many toots from cars, smiles, laughs, frantic waves and yo, ho, ho's on my walking route.

"As well as some little children with a family who tried to help me find my lost reindeers in Nonsuch Park.

"To date, I have raised £125 (I have a target of £800) and would love to extend my reach to help Princess Alice Hospice.

''When nothing is certain, smiling, laughing and having fun, is possible.''

Princess Alice Hospice provides end of life care in both their hospice and in the community.

To help Wendy fundraise, visit here.