School Reindeer and Elf Runs Help Support Hospice Care

Calling all schools! Phyllis Tuckwell’s annual Reindeer and Elf Runs will be taking place this November and December in local schools across West Surrey and North East Hampshire, and they’d like you to join in the fun!

This festive fundraising event sees local schoolchildren dress up as either reindeer with antlers, or elves with elf hats and ears, and get sponsored to run at their school. The money they raise will help to fund the vital supportive and end of life care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Last year a total of 9,000 pupils from 41 schools took part in the Runs, raising an incredible £70,000!

“Whilst the usually jam-packed Christmas calendars at schools may look very different this year, our Reindeer and Elf Runs are something schools can take part in easily, within the usual school day and keeping to their Covid guidelines,” says Charli Quay-Barnham, Community Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “We know this year things will have to be different, so we have been adapting how the campaign is delivered and liaising closely with schools to understand how it would work best for them. The great thing is that the Runs are easily adaptable for schools to do within their bubbles, and we encourage them to take place outside. We will continue to provide everything our schools need to make this sponsored event a festive success.”

Phyllis Tuckwell’s Reindeer and Elf Runs are an important event in its fundraising calendar, especially after a year that has seen so many of its fundraising events cancelled because of the pandemic. They also raise awareness of the charity and the vital care it provides for the local community.

If your school would like to join in this year’s Reindeer and Elf Runs, please contact Phyllis Tuckwell’s Fundraising team to find out more and sign up. Email fundraising@pth.org.uk or call 01252 729446. You can also discuss other ways in which your school can get involved in supporting Phyllis Tuckwell this Christmas.

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