How does it work?

Once an educational setting sign up, will provide everything they need to take part: Rudy’s accessories, letters to send to parents, a guide to set up Just Giving, and an activity pack.

This year our activity pack is better than ever, filled with fun festive crafts for all the children.

We have asked that each child taking part in Rudy’s Run aims to raise £3, which will help to raise vital funds for local hospice care.

If you have any questions about Rudy’s Run,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] or 01522 540300.

Dunston Primary School's Story

This December, local primary school Dunston St Peter’s C of E are taking part in St Barnabas Hospice’s festive fundraiser Rudy’s Run for the fourth year in a row.

Mrs Popple, a beloved teacher, was described by staff members as the beating heart of the school, with an infectious personality and wicked sense of humour.

Before her sudden death in the summer of 2022, Mrs Popple trailblazed fundraising initiatives for St Barnabas Hospice; a charity that meant a lot to the school, and her personally.

Dunston primary school have previously taken part in the Hospice’s Young at HeART initiative and even hosted a ‘Dunston’s Got Talent’ competition, all in aid of raising money for local hospice care.

Abigail Burland, a teacher at the primary school, says: “Mrs Popple really loved getting involved with Rudy’s run! It is a firm favourite with the children and raises funds for a charity very close to our hearts.

Read Mrs Popple's and Dunston Primary School's Story