10th December 2021


Greg Johnston

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PRESS RELEASE – Team Evie Santa Dash

West Cumbrian charity Team Evie are once again holding their Santa Dash and Festive Family Fun Day on the December 12th at Workington Cricket Club.

The fundraising event took place in 2019 and after a year off due to Covid-19 is back and the charity are hoping for a big turnout. The event is a 1-mile fun for families followed by a Christmas Fayre in the Cricket Club with Santa’s Grotto, festive food, family games and crafts.

Greg Johnston, Team Evie Chief Executive said, “The event in 2019 was brilliant so we are thrilled to be holding it again this year thanks to the support of Workington Cricket Club.”

Each child that takes part gets a Santa hat to run in and a medal for taking part in the run, which starts and ends at Workington Cricket Club. The run starts at 11am but families can sign in from 10.30am. Following the run children can visit Santa in his grotto and take part in all the fun games inside as well as warm up with some delicious festive food and drinks.

In the six years since Evie’s passing, Team Evie with the help of many amazing supporters have raised over £450,000 which has been used to; fund medical equipment and provide training that has saved children’s lives, make time in hospital easier for sick children and reduce anxiety for families and to support bereaved parents in their time of need. Every penny donated to the registered charity goes towards helping sick children and their families who face similar challenges to those Evie faced in her all too short life.

The charity holds a number of vital fundraising events every year, including their Million Steps Challenge, and next year’s Three Lakes Walk challenge which will see participants walking 29 miles around Ennerdale, Crummock Water and Buttermere, all while raising vital funds which Team Evie use to help sick children and their families.

Throughout Evie’s life her Dad would share Facebook updates of her progress and struggles with friends, family members and the local community. It rapidly became apparent that Evie had quite a following of well-wishers and based on the daily greeting one consultant would give the family, the name Team Evie was here to stay. So many people sent love, support and hope Evie’s way during her life and she inspired so many people. Evie’s influence and inspiration spread far and wide, reaching people all over the world. When Evie passed away it became clear that as a community Team Evie needed to continue her positive impact on the world and the charity was created.

Team Evie is a registered charity set up in memory of Evie Johnston. Team Evie are spreading Evie’s story, love and inspiration far and wide by helping as many children and their families as possible.

For more information visit or search ‘Team Evie’ on Facebook.



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