Why join Rudy's Run?

Rudy’s Run was a huge success last year, and he is back again to inspire everyone to fundraise for St Barnabas this Christmas

The beauty of Rudy’s Run is that it’s simple and free to register and your school/group will be provided with all you need to make planning the day as easy and hassle-free as possible.

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 can donate 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 the pandemic.

Bereavement support

Sam's Story

“Puddleducks is a Day Care Centre in Lincoln ran by myself, Caroline, alongside my husband, Simon. Last year we took part in Rudy’s Run after one of our children’s parents at the day care, Sam, was suddenly diagnosed with cancer. Everyone will agree that the pandemic was a very challenging year, however cancer made it even tougher.”

“Sadly, Sam passed away in July of this year. Sam was an amazing, strong lady, and her passing was devastating for everyone at Puddleducks. Sam never wanted self-pity and her motto was to live every day like it’s your last. After speaking to Sam’s husband and children, we have decided to take on Rudy’s Run once again this year in memory of Sam. We are hoping to raise lots of money for St Barnabas Hospice along the way.”

Sam always spoke so highly of St Barnabas, who helped her so much throughout her illness. Before Sam gained her angel wings, she sent this amazing message about St Barnabas to me:

“St Barnabas helped me to fill out forms etc. to get extra support, whilst also helping to approach the whole situation with my children. They were really quick with it and got it all sorted straight away. They are so helpful, and there’s always someone there to speak to or ask advice. I have had so much support, which I appreciate so much. I think what you’re doing is fantastic. I am overwhelmed with Puddleducks raising lots of money for St Barnabas and I will be there to wave and cheer you all on.”

Read Sam’s and Puddleduck's full story

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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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