SCHOOLS, nurseries and groups after being invited to take part in a ‘Rudolph run’ for Andover’s hospice.

The Countess of Brecknock Hospice is inviting organisations to arrange a sponsored walk or run over any distance and the hospice will arrange for all children taking part to have antlers and a nose.

A Santa suit will also be provided for the group leader or teacher responsible.

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A hospice spokesperson said: “We have invited every school and nursery to join us - it’s a fantastic way to celebrate the festive season while raising vital funds for the hospice plus to get fit and glowing at the same time!

"The Rudolph Run is a sponsored run or walk over any distance and the hospice supply a set of antlers and Rudolph noses for every child taking part and a Santa suit for the teacher. It’s lots of fun!

“Any school, nursery or group wishing to take part can contact the hospice on 01264 359789.”

Those wanting to take part can use any location available to them - playground, school hall, field or local park. 

Schools can even arrange for a visit from Rudolph and the hospice staff to come and speak about the run and the difference they can make to the hospice this Christmas.