The Reader’s Derby

Now, as we all know, the Santa Dash we’re about to run is supposed to be all Christmassey and that, and Christmas isn’t a time for, oh let’s say – petty rivalries. Well that has kind of gone out the window now that we have six red Santas and six blue Santas! What was that? Sounds a bit like a Merseyside derby? Well, we are wearing the colours, even though we’re not playing the beautiful game.

In the red corner hailing all the way from Stanley Park… The lean, the mean Liverpool machine:

Chris C (team manager) National Development Manager, Chrissie H Project Worker, Michelle B Receptionist , Jen T Communications Manager, Zoe G Business Manager, Eamee B Wirral Apprentice.

And in the blue corner, hailing all the way from Gladys Street in Everton. It’s Everton’s School of Science Hard-knocks:

Niall G (team manager) Community Development Assistant, Sophie P Assistant Development Manager, Anna F Young Person Project Worker, Charlotte W Hope Reader in Residence,Mike B Former Communications intern,Frank S The Husband of our Events Manager.

I’ve always wanted to be a football manager – and I am aware this isn’t quite football but I’m still partial to the odd Alex Ferguson-esque insult or ‘mind game’ as they call it in football. Here goes:

“Chris, you and that team are going down!”

Wow, that felt good.

Just to be clear, we are running to raise money for a holiday and a day out for the looked-after children we read with next year.  Please do your bit to help make this special thing happen for these children by donating here, it’s really easy.

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