Welcome to our Schools Santa Fun Run toolkit page and thanks for signing up.

Your support matters

More than ever, we desperately need the help of our community to ensure our vital services continue. It costs more than £4.7m per year to run every element of Katharine House Hospice. That’s: 

  • £91,217 per week 
  • £12,995 per day or 
  • £541 per hour. 

As Katharine House only receives a third of this funding from the NHS, we rely on our local community to help raise money to fund our hospice. Together, we need to fundraise nearly £13,000 each and every day to make sure we can continue to provide our vital care. 

Without the support of the community, we couldn’t provide the physiotherapy or social work, the well-being relaxation classes, the specially made home-cooked meals, the one-to-one social care, the bereavement support, the arts and crafts, the fun and laughter. 

We couldn’t keep the heart of the hospice going without our wonderful network of supporters. We simply wouldn’t exist without the money you raise and the support you provide. 

About the challenge 

Hold your run between 4 and 15 December and fit in within your PE curriculum or as a fun extra-curricular activity. It’s up to you to decide when and how far. 

All we ask is that each pupil makes a small donation to join the run (we suggest a minimum of £1 for primary schools and £2 for secondary schools).  

Please encourage your pupils to get sponsored: download your sponsorship forms here and share our letter from the hospice to parents and carers.

Going Green 

We’re asking schools to turn your School Santa Run green. We can supply your school with Santa hats, but first please think green and ask your pupils to reuse any Santa hats they may already have.

Place your order for Santa hats here before 10 November. Hats will be delivered on Tuesday 14 November. 

Website pages to help you make the most of your Schools Santa Run

Any questions?

If you have any further questions about any aspect of the walk, training or your fundraising, please get in touch at [email protected] or call 01295 816484.