St Luke’s Hospice has received a fantastic New Year’s boost with the success of two of its festive fundraisers.
The ‘Elf Run’ and ‘Christmas Tree Collection’ fundraisers have collectively raised more than £80,000 in donations to patient care.
The ‘Elf Run’, aimed at schools and nurseries, is a festive fun run which involves children getting ‘fit and elfie’ over the Christmas period for St Luke’s. This year, thanks to the efforts of 54 schools and over 10,000 children, the fundraiser helped to bring in more than £40,000.
St Luke’s Community Partnerships Manager, Angela Slack, said: “We are so pleased with all the schools that took part in our Elf Run. It really is an incredible achievement considering the frosty conditions in the run up to Christmas but the children seemed to really enjoy it, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved and a special shout out to Mornflake for continuing to sponsor the event. This is the fifth year we’ve run our Elf Run which has now raised more than £200,000 for patient care.”
The Christmas Tree Collection is an annual service run by the Hospice in conjunction with JustHelping which offers supporters the opportunity to dispose of their real Christmas tree for a donation to St Luke’s. This year the campaign has helped to raise an amazing £48,000.
St Luke’s Head of Events, Jane Thompson, said: “The Christmas Tree Collection is a brilliant fundraiser because it not only acts as a fundraiser for patient care but also provides a service to our supporters by responsibly disposing of their tree. This year has been yet another fantastic result and we’d like to thank all those that donated, as well as those who volunteered to collect the 3,116 trees over 4 days. We simply couldn’t do it without you.”
St Luke’s Hospice would also like to thank A-Plan Insurance Northwich for kindly sponsoring the ‘Christmas Tree Collection’.