Four generations of one family ran as Santas for Havering-atte-Bower hospice

Four generations of one family took part in the Santathon on Sunday in aid of St Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower.

Renee Brown, 82, her children, their partners and children, and Renee’s three-month-old great-grandson Ollie all took part in the fundraiser in Dagenham.

Renee’s daughter, Tracey Hobden, 42, from Barking, said: “The event was really good. It had a great atmosphere.

“My brother Mark ran last year, he inspired us all to take part.

“This year a friend of mine, Valerie Camp, who is my daughter Sarah’s godmother, went into St Francis and sadly passed away. We all saw the fantastic work that they did.”

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Renee Brown 82, from Chadwell Heath; Mark Brown 43, Lorraine Brown 41, from Dagenham; Mandy Brown and Paul Hayden and their baby Ollie 3 months from Basildon; Bobby Brown, 23, Tracey Hobden, 42, Steve Hobden 47, Sarah Hobden, 14, and Emma Hobden, 10, from Barking, all took part.

The family has so far raised almost �1,000 and are still collecting more, and have expressed their thanks to everyone who has donated.

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