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Gaywood Primary School

Festive Rudolph run helps West Norfolk Charity

It was run, run, Rudolph, when our children took part in a special festive fundraising event, along with those from two other schools from the West Norfolk Academies Trust, of which we are a member.

Around 400 pupils at Gaywood donned antlers and Christmas jumpers to participate in a charity fun run.

The Rudolph Run is an annual fundraising event for Norfolk Hospice, and we hope to have raised £500 for the charity.

School Council Lead Abigail King, who co-organised the event with our PE teacher Elliot Whiting, said: “Norfolk Hospice is an important local charity, and it was a lovely opportunity for the children to take part in a festive event so close to Christmas.

“We were raising money for Norfolk Hospice and getting children into the Christmas spirit by combining our Christmas jumper day with the Rudolph Run.

“We’d never taken part in a charity event like this before, but we had done similar events within the Trust.

“We combined PE and School Council efforts to raise money through physical activity for a good cause.”

She continued: “Tapping House is a local care home that is well known within the school community. It  is not just for people with cancer, it also supports those with a range of life-limiting illnesses and their families.”

Our fundraisers were sponsored by friends and family to complete the run

“We were mindful of asking for money at this time of the year, so we made it clear to parents that they did not have to raise money if they chose not to, and their child could still take part and receive a pair of antlers.

“However the children all had sponsorship forms, and currently we have raised around £2,513!!”

The other WNAT schools taking part were Walpole Cross Keys Primary and Heacham Infants.


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