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Here's Ho, Ho, Hoping for 10,001 Santas 13.11.07

A CHARITY in Inishowen is Ho, Ho, Hoping for your support in its drive to recruit 2,500 Santas for a record-breaking attempt in Derry.
Inishowen Autism Related Education (iCARE) is one of four charities that stand to get a significant funds boost if the unique '10,001 Santas' campaign is successful. The aim is to gather 10,001 men, women and children, all dressed up as Santa, for a short sponsored walk of the Derry City Walls on Sunday, December 9.
The Hole in the Wall Gang lend their support to the 10,001 Santas campaign. The other three chosen charities are the Foyle Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Care and Children in Crossfire.
Each stands to get up to £25,000/€35,000 if the challenge is successful.
iCARE will open a '10,001 Santas' shop in Buncrana from Monday, November 19, in a bid to get as many Santas as possible 
signed up. People can register and collect their Santa suits in the shop next door to Abrakebabra.
iCARE's Jim Devlin told InishowenNews.com: "We hope to have at least 2,500 Santas signed up in time for the challenge. There's only a few weeks left to go, so we're hoping the shop will significantly help the recruitment drive. We've had a good response so far from the local schools and we're hoping that will continue."
Mr. Devlin said the record-breaking attempt was particularly important given its cross-border, cross-community dimension.
Meanwhile, key organisations, businesses and individuals from every sector of the community have been invited to attend a public presentation in Derry's City Hotel on Wednesday, November 14, to outline the logistics and objectives of the challenge.
Aside from raising money and awareness for the four chosen charities, the key
John Duddy supporting the 10001 Santas charity event.
objectives of the event are to get Derry into the Guinness Book of Records as Santa City.
"We want to get into the record books for having the most Santas in the one place at the same time," said a spokesperson.
The other aim is to promote a positive message about Derry city.
"With the Derry Walls as the backdrop to this spectacular record-breaking attempt, the event has caught the imagination of many organisations and individuals within the city and beyond.
"Businesses, schools and families from both sides of the community have signed up for this momentous occasion…a positive indication of the more peaceful times we are now living in. We look forward to seeing you all there," added the spokesperson. For more details visit, www.10001santas.com  or ring iCARE on 0861081200.
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