Spotlight on Santa Dash runner Amy Mollison

Spotlight on Santa Dash runner Amy Mollison

The countdown to Dundee’s first ever Santa Dash is on, and Amy Mollison has sprinted to sign up to take part.

Amy, 18, from Dundee, lives and breathes sport and exercise. This year, she was named Sports Ambassador of the year by Dundee Active Schools while she was in sixth year.

Now Amy has left school and is studying Sports Coaching and Development at Dundee and Angus College.

As a member of Hawkhill Harriers she can’t wait to run through the city centre on Sunday 26th November, not only because she wants to help promote sports and healthy exercise for everyone, but also because she’s really keen to support The ARCHIE Foundation, a charity that is close to her family’s hearts.

Amy’s mum Kim is a Senior Paediatric Nurse at Tayside Children’s Hospital and knows all about the big benefits that the new twin surgical operating theatres will have for local children and their families.

‘All the staff at Tayside Children’s Hospital are so excited about the new project – having the capacity to carry out all the operations in theatres dedicated to children will make a big difference to children, their families and the staff.

‘We’re right behind The ARCHIE Foundation’s appeal to raise £2 million to help make the theatre suite the best it can be. The Santa Dash is a brilliant way for families to support the campaign, raise money for ARCHIE and have a lot of festive fun.’

Amy said: ‘My friends and I are really looking forward to the first ever Santa Dash – we want to raise as much as we can for The ARCHIE Foundation’s appeal and support the great work they do.

‘It’ll be great to get dressed up and see everyone in their Santa suits in the city centre. It’s a brilliant idea for families to get together and get active and have fun.’

The Santa Dash is being organised by Leisure & Culture Dundee and anyone can sign up at http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/santadash