ENTRIES have been flooding in for this year's Santa Jog which takes place next Sunday, December 6 in Mary Stevens Park.

Organisers at Mary Stevens Hospice have already received over 400 entries and they are hoping many more will turn out and take part.

Charlotte Schofield, hospice head of fundraising, said: "We usually get a large number of late entries and we're keeping our fingers crossed the same happens this year.

"People and dogs can run, walk or jog the 5km course with everyone dressed in Santa suits - it is truly a spectacular sight!”

Everyone who takes part will receive a medal, with entries also being taken at the bandstand on the day of the jog with the event scheduled to start at 10.30am.

The hospice are also hosting a coffee morning at their Hagley Road headquarters on Saturday, December 5.

Highlight of the event, which takes place from 10.30am until 1pm, will be a visit from Santa who will arrive in style with transport provided by Mercedes of Stourbridge.

A winter wonderland has been created at the Hospice Day Services Unit where cakes, cards and numerous other items will be on sale, while children can write letters to Santa and Peters Hill Primary School will be singing together with an appearance by Olaf the Snowman from 'Frozen'.

Other events taking place include a Christmas Market at The Fitness Factory in Bradley Road this Friday, November 27 from 7pm to 9pm, while the Power League in Park Road, Halesowen are hosting a Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre on Sunday, November 29 from noon until 4pm.

Anyone wishing to enter can either contact 01384 377778 or register online at www.marystevenshospice.co.uk