Lindsey Lodge Hospice is urging you to leave your elf on the shelf and Elf Yourself this Christmas.
Plans have been unveiled by the charity-run hospice for its first ever Elf Yourself Run on Sunday 2 December at Central Park in Scunthorpe.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Head of Fundraising Samantha Wood and Fundraiser Sharon Tune are pictured at the launch of the Elf Yourself Run.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Head of Fundraising Samantha Wood said: “Most people have heard of a Santa Dash – but this is the cheeky alternative for the whole family!
“Sign up for our Elf Yourself Run and your mission will be to help Santa get all of his presents back to his sleigh, and as you walk, jog or run around our short 2.5km course, you’ll visit elf stations to pick up hats and ears, as well as getting your very own elf name, you will also be snapped in your very own ‘Elfie Selfie’! When you reach the finish line, you’ll have turned into a cute Christmas Elf – while having lots of festive fun along the way, and your elf costume is all yours to take home!”
The Burringham Road based Hospice provides specialist palliative care and support for North Lincolnshire patients and their families living life limiting illnesses.
It is run as an independent charity and receives less than 20% of its funding from the NHS, which means the remainder must be raised by fundraising and donations.
Samantha added: “We’re always looking for innovative opportunities to raise funds and work with organisations in the local community, so we’re delighted that North Lincolnshire Council are supporting us by allowing us to use Central Park as the location for our event, as well as Ongo who are our lead sponsor.
“She added: “We’ve also received sponsorship from Brigg Office Supplies, Forest Pines, R Wallace Funeral Directors, SMT GB, Symes Bains Broomer and Volvo Construction, so we’re hoping local families will sign up for our event and make it a fantastic fun day out in the run up to Christmas!
Entry to the event is just £8.50 per child and £12.50 per adult, to book a place please ring the Lindsey Lodge Hospice Fundraising Team on 01724 270835, email firstname.lastname@example.org