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Santas in a Box

Calling Santa’s Little Helpers! This festive season we invite you and your school to step into Santa’s shoes and spread joy by taking part in a DIY fun run to raise vital funds for Helen & Douglas House. 

Our Santas fun run is free to sign up, you can choose the date of your event to fit with your school’s festive calendar and we simply ask that each child raises £5 to support the care of local terminally ill children this Christmas.

Participating in our Santas in a Box will engage your children in a fun, outdoor fitness activity, igniting their energy and enthusiasm, and teaching the importance of being well rounded, charitable, and empathetic, all whilst supporting a magical Christmas for other children. 

Our Santas run is no-fuss fun, we know this is a busy time of year for you, so once you’ve filled out the form below to sign up, you’ll receive a call from our dedicated Community Fundraising Managers who will answer any questions you have, provide support, and send out all the materials you will need for this festive fun run.

Headteacher of the Glory Farm Primary School about their Santas in a Box experience

‘We ran it last year and it was very easy.

Everything gets delivered to here, it’s no extra work for anybody. There was competition, but also it was accessible to all.

The children absolutely love a medal!

They hear about the word “hospice” and it’s getting them to understand that actually they’re supporting families and children for a good length of time, not just for a short amount of time. So the children enjoyed that aspect as they like raising money for other children.’


How does it work?

  • Fill out the sign up form below.
  • One of our team will give you a call to confirm your details.
  • Receive your Santas Kit
  • Pick a date and let people know
  • Start fundraising
  • Get everyone together, get your hats on and off you go
  • Pay in your fundraising

What will your school receive?

  • Santa hats
  • Medals
  • Banners & balloons
  • Start/finishing tape
  • ‘How to’ guide
  • Sponsor forms
  • Posters

Hohoho! Watch the video of Glory Farm Primary School students enjoying Santas in a Box

Register to receive our fun run pack

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Santas in a Box!

To take part and host your own Santa’s fun run, simply fill in the form with your details below. A member of our Fundraising Team will be in touch to go over your exciting plans shortly and send out your fun run pack.

To ensure you receive your packs in time for your fun run, please fill out the form at least two weeks in advance of your planned event date.

Santas in a Box
School or Organisation Address
School or Organisation Address

Step into Santa’s shoes and spread joy this Christmas for local terminally children

Twin Roman was born with a rare genetic heart condition in March 2019. Despite being given only weeks to live, he spent his first and last Christmas at home with his family thanks to our emergency lifeline of care.

‘It felt like a miracle as we got everything we wanted for Christmas. Our twins, Roman and Harley celebrated and opened presents together. Thanks to the lifeline of Helen & Douglas House,we had the perfect day.’  Ellie, Roman and Harley’s Mummy

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Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact community@helenanddouglas.org.uk.

Make a donation

We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.