Primary and nursery school children were invited to host their own sponsored event during the festive season and to walk or dash around the playground – complete with red reindeer antlers and optional fancy dress.
Money raised by the children, their families and teaching staff will go towards ensuring people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones can receive the vital hospice care and support services they need.
Congratulations and a massive thank you to:
Little Ripley Day Nursery in Kingstanding who raised £1,454 from their sponsored walk. A special shout out to Charlotte Rogers who raised an incredible £503!
Walmley Infant School in Sutton Coldfield who asked for donations for their playground Rudolph Run – raising £491.
Pupils at Abbey Catholic Primary School in Erdington who ran to raise £552. Their Sports Council also ran an impressive 5k.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Bordesley Green took part in a sponsored walk in their local area. The school also kindly donated the proceeds from their Christmas raffle and Key Stage 1 pupils made and sold wonderful festive wrapping paper – bringing their total raised to £762.
St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School in Erdington raised £1,035 from their Rudolph Run. A special mention goes to Declan Hayes who raised £271!
Court Farm School in Erdington has so far raised £434 from a sponsored walk – a total that looks set to increase as donations continue to come in.
Rudolph Runners from Paget Primary in Pype Hayes paid £1 to take part in a timed obstacle course and raced their way to £100.
A Christmas jumper day held by Osborne Primary in Erdington raised £223.
Isla Stroyan, Community Fundraiser at John Taylor Hospice, said: “The Rudolph Run was a new way to fundraise for Christmas 2019 and we have been overwhelmed by the support we received.
“We are extremely grateful to all the pupils, parents, guardians and teaching staff for getting behind this campaign and for putting so much effort into raising such an impressive amount of money to support local families. We are very proud of every Rudolph Runner and have thoroughly enjoyed working with you – we hope you had as much fun as we did!”
The Rudolph Run will return for Christmas 2020 as part of our 110th anniversary celebrations – so watch this space for further updates later in the year!