EDENFIELD’S Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton kicked off Manchester United’s sixth annual Santa Run, at Old Trafford, alongside veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs.

They were joined by more than 1,000 Santas, all raising money for the Manchester United Foundation. Giggs counted down the start to the 2K Family Fun Run, while Antony handed out medals to those who completed it.

Antony then started the 5K Serious Santa Run, a route which took the runners past MediaCity, the Lowry, and the Imperial War Museum, before entering the stadium for a final lap. Antony said: “It’s been brilliant, a great turn out, and lots of people having fun.”