Amaze­ment as reindeer run trots out a fan­tas­tic £22,000

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

RU­DOLPH and his reindeer mates may well and truly have flown from our skies for an­other year, but staff and pa­tients at East Cheshire Hospice have just re­ceived the per­fect present.

The pen­nies and pounds from the ever-pop­u­lar Reindeer Run have just been counted and have tal­lied up to a grand to­tal of £22,000 for the char­ity.

More than 3,000 peo­ple from schools and groups across east Cheshire took part in the event – all don­ning reindeer antlers and red noses for their own tai­lor-made spon­sored run or walk.

A to­tal of 17 schools, pre-schools, pri­mary and sec­ondary, took part along with troupes of Scouts and Brown­ies and even the hard­ened run­ners of Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers joined in the fun.

Con­trib­u­tors in­cluded all the pupils and staff at Ivy Bank Pri­mary School in Val­ley Road who ran round their school run­ning pitch and even man­aged to have their own real life reindeer in at­ten­dance.

Com­mu­nity fundraiser at the hospice, Leah Good­hind, said she was com­pletely amazed by the re­sponse to the event: “I was blown away by the amount of money raised.

“We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to all the schools, pre-schools and groups that took part.

“As a lo­cal char­ity, we rely on do­na­tions and fundrais­ing to pay for over 80 per cent of our costs, so all the money raised will make a real dif­fer­ence to our pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.”

And al­ready the team are plan­ning this year’s Christ­mas event with some ex­cit­ing new changes.

●● Pupils from Ivy Bank Pri­mary School were among the many to take part in the East Cheshire Hospice Reindeer Run

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