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5 October 2021

Sign your little 'un up to our Rudolph Run – you 'nose' it makes sense

Sign your little ‘un up to our Rudolph Run – you ‘nose’ it makes sense

A Herefordshire charity says it hopes a fundraiser which encourages children to get active will be another runaway success.

St Michael’s Hospice has launched its Rudolph Run season which last year, in its first-ever outing, raised an enormous £42,000 for the Bartestree-based charity.

Open to primary schools and nurseries, the aim is for children to get sponsored to dash around their school field or playground.

“Last year was a runaway success and we’d love to exceed it this year,” said event organiser, Gaynor Warren.

“We’re acutely aware that in the run-up to Christmas, finances can be stretched, so we’re particularly grateful to everyone who will be digging deep to sponsor their little ones to take part in this year’s Rudolph Run.

“The funds you raise will help ensure St Michael’s can continue providing care to those who need it in our community, not just this coming festive period, but beyond.”

Over 4,500 youngsters from 26 primary schools and nurseries took part last year.

Those taking part are supplied with noses and antlers.

It’s up to the individual setting to decide the date of the event, and the distance of the course; it could be a meander across the playground, or a run around the school field.

Each child is encouraged to get sponsored to take part.

The event launched with a logo competition open to children aged 11 and under, with Drew Bennett announced as the winner.

“Drew is over the moon to have won and told his school, Bredenbury Primary, straight away,” said Drew’s mum, Andrea.

“He’s been working very hard to improve his drawing skills and he hopes people enjoy looking at his picture and that it makes them smile.”

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