HUNDREDS of primary school children took part in elf and rudolph runs to raise money for Wirral hospice.

The pupils, from 16 primary schools across the borough, dressed up in elf outfits and antlers, took part in walks and runs during their PE lessons to help raise funds for Wirral Hospice St John’s.

Their efforts raised an amazing £20,000, which will help with specialist nursing care, pain management and support for residents.

Pupils from Bedford Drive, Bidston Village C of E Primary, Brackenwood Juniors, Church Drive Primary, Greasby Juniors, Hayfield School, Irby Primary, Ladymount Primary, Manor Primary, Mendell Primary, Our Lady of Pity Catholic School, Sandbrook Primary, St Joseph’s C of E Primary, St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary, Well Lane Primary School and Westminster Community Primary were among those involved.

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Lady Mount Primary pupils set off

Sarah Burgess, fundraising officer at Wirral Hospice St John’s, said: "We owe a massive thank you to all the children, their teachers, head-teachers, teaching assistants and other staff from the schools who supported our 2020 Elf Run.

“Thanks also to all their families and friends who made very generous donations to the hospice.”

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St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary pupils join in the fun

Due to Covid regulations, the hospice staff were not able to visit the schools taking part so they prepared a special video for students which featured hospice mascot, John Bear, who helped pupils understand the work of the hospice.

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Mendell Primary pupils

Each school will be presented with a commemorative elf and rudolph Christmas run 2020 certificate of thanks from the hospice.

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Pupils at Our Lady of Pity

Sarah Burgess said: “We heard everyone had so much fun and we’ll be hoping to bring John Bear back to the schools later on in the year to say his personal thanks to everyone and hopefully to arrange another Christmas event in 2021.”