Ryan Giggs to swap shooting boots for Santa suits in charity fun run

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is swapping shooting boots for Santa suits by raising money for a number of charities this festive season.

The 38-year-old winger will take part in Manchester’s Santa Run to raise money for the Manchester United Foundation, Francis House Children's Hospice, The Christie and Unicef – running alongside hundreds of runners.

The Welsh ace will don a Santa costumer and encourage others to shake their bellies like a bowl full of jelly and take part in the 2k fun run.

"I'm looking forward to getting involved and seeing all the runners dressed up on the day,” Giggs said. “This event is particularly special as not only is it great fun but you can run for any charity so hopefully lots of money will be raised.”

The run takes part from 11.30am on December 2 and fundraisers will meander their way around Old Trafford stadium – along the pitch and down the tunnel.

While the serious runners – participating in a 5k circuit – will set off an hour later around Salford Quays and pass MediaCityUK, The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum.

Entry costs £10 for adults, £5 for children or £20 for families and for further information visit http://www.mufoundation.org.