Why join Rudy's Run?

St Barnabas has partnered with Lincolnshire’s Education Business Partnership (EBP) to make sure Rudy’s Run offers everything you need.

It is simple, COVID-safe and free to register. We understand these are unprecedented, difficult times for teachers, which is why we include an activity pack and all your costumes to make planning the day as easy as possible.

With events, productions like pantomimes and gatherings postponed this year, we want to provide Lincolnshire children with a ready-made Christmas event they can take part in safely at school, nursery or a community group.

Rudy’s Run isn’t a race, but a chance to run, walk or prance at school, in your garden or at your after-school club to raise vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire. We just ask each child to raise £5 to support the Hospice. This can be done by your school/nursery/group setting up a central JustGiving page that everyone donates to.

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Bereavement support from St Barnabas

St Barnabas Hospice is renowned for its outstanding end-of-life care for adults, but they also provide pre and post bereavement support for families too.

This invaluable support is free for anyone in Lincolnshire who is struggling with loss, and more work is being done right now at St Barnabas to create a specialist bereavement service for children as young as five.

Losing a parent, sibling or grandparent can be extremely traumatic for a child, but it is something which one in thirty children are going through each day. Rudy’s Run has been designed to highlight our bereavement support and to continue funding it throughout our toughest year to date.

Bereavement support

Sarah's Story

“In Dad’s last few weeks the St Barnabas Hospice at Home team from Louth were amazing. Dad’s final wish was to die at home and we just wouldn’t have been able to carry this out without them. He was dignified and hated to rely on others for help, but the nurses made him feel comfortable and gave him the dignity he needed.

“After a visit from his GP, Mum told us it was time to be at home with Dad as he didn’t have long left. We decided to have fish and chips in his room that week and celebrate his upcoming birthday. We read all his cards out to him and sang ‘happy birthday’. Dad died the next day in the early hours of the morning, age 81. This was the day before his 82nd birthday.

“Since Dad died, keeping his memory alive has been so important to us as a family. Rudy’s Run stood out to us as an initiative we would love to support together. Mum joined a St Barnabas bereavement group after Dad passed away which was invaluable to her. She made some great friends and found an outlet for her grief where she could talk to others in her position. The fact that Rudy’s Run is raising money to support the Hospice’s bereavement services means a lot to our family and we are determined to do our bit to help.”

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Participation is completely free of charge. All we ask is that each child tries to raise £5 in sponsorship money to support the work of our Hospice

Spread a little festive cheer with St Barnabas Hospice

When you sign up, we will send you antlers and a red nose for each child, a Santa costume for one lucky teacher/group leader, an exciting assembly video and a digital activity pack filled with games, recipes, crafts and more…

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