Sign your nursery, school or club up for some free festive fun this Christmas, by taking part in our Rudolph Run!

How you choose to take part in the Rudolph Run is completely up to you. Some schools get dashing through the snow for a mile during a PE lesson, whilst other take part via their Christmas concert – all whilst wearing Rudolph antlers that we’ll provide free of charge as part of a Rudolph Pack for every participating child.

We’ll do all we can to support you, such as delivering the resources, help your teachers with planning your Run, and even sending some visiting “reindeer” to deliver short presentations in assemblies if you wish!

The goal is for pupils to try and fundraise a minimum of £3 each to take part in the run. This is not mandatory as we understand that not all children are in position to hit our £3 target. Some schools may choose to make a donation on behalf of the children, but the main focus is to raise awareness of what the Hospice does, and have some festive fun!

Child Certificate Rudolph Run (1)

Why take part?

Rudolph Run helps build children’s awareness of how hospices support people across the Christmas season, through a fun and interactive activity. It also teaches the importance of caring for your local community and the value of giving to others.

We can deliver a short, age-appropriate presentation in one of your classes or assemblies with some information about the Hospice and how your fundraising can help. We’ll also provide a letter for parents, outlining the campaign and how their child taking part will make a difference.

Regardless of their ability to fundraise, all pupils will receive their own festive Rudolph Pack featuring;

  • Stickers
  • Colouring pages
  • Certificate
  • Sponsorship sheet

And of course, their all-important reindeer antlers!

All money raised for St Joseph’s Hospice will help us continue to serve those in East London and the City that need us most this Christmastime, supporting our in-patients with respite care and social activities so they can take joy and spend time with loved ones.

Interested? Contact us today to claim your free materials!

Our Community Fundraiser, Charlie Lewis-Jones, is on hand to support you across planning and delivering your Rudolph Run: or 020 8525 3200

Prep your playlist - we suggest the reindeer themed festive jingles below to help your Rudolphs run faster!

Run Rudolph Run

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Sleigh Ride

Jingle Bells

Here Comes Santa Claus

Little Saint Nick

Frosty the Snowman

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

The Christmas Song

Merry Christmas Everyone

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Step Into Christmas

All I want for Christmas Is You

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Feliz Navidad

Wonderful Christmastime

Wonderful Dream


Is the Rudolph Run on a set date?

No, you can hold your Rudolph Run whenever you like! We recommend early-mid December as a fun and festive end of term activity!

What is in the Rudolph Packs?

Antlers, stickers, colouring sheets, certificates and sponsorship forms.

Can Rudolph attend?

He would be delighted to, with one of his reindeer friends! They’d also be happy to deliver a short, age-appropriate presentation in one of your classes or assemblies with some information about the Hospice and how your fundraising can help.

Can you support us with the Fundraising aspect?

Yes! We have loads of great ideas to put the Fun in Fundraising – just let us know.

We can also assist with setting up Just Giving pages.

Can we share our photos/tag you on social media?

Please do!

We’re St Joseph’s Hospice on Facebook, and @stjohospice on Twitter and Instagram.

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