SANTA found his Latino roots in Oxford yesterday as he took part in a zumba workout.

As part of the launch of Helen & Douglas House’s sixth Santas on the Run Christmas fundraising event, Zumba instructors were at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Santa suits.People were encouraged to join in and dance their way to fitness in preparation for the annual fun run, which this year takes place on Sunday, December 9.

From left are zumba instructor Vicky Hahn, Annaliese Taylor, organiser Poppy Hanbury, Avelina Hahn and Kate Sankey.

Ms Hanbury said: “We had a lot of people looking on.

“We thought about what would get people to stop.

“Lots of children did ask us why Santa was doing zumba.

“We sold out last year so we want people to sign up as soon as possible so they don’t miss out.”

To sign up for the event, go to