Woman dressed in reindeer onesie surrounded by happy children wearing reindeer antlers

We have launched our annual Reindeer Dash, and encouraging primary schools and community groups to sign up for some festive fun!

This is the third-year children can don reindeer antlers and complete any number of different activities to raise money for Treetops Hospice.
Last year, 3,500 local children completed obstacle courses, played reindeer football matches, danced at discos, or simply dressed up for the day.
Together they raised over £17,200 with proceeds helping us to provide bereavement counselling sessions for children and young people struggling after the death of a loved one.
Shardlow Primary School has already signed up and looking forward to taking part. Kylie Magner, head teacher, explained why the school is getting involved for the third year running:
We love the Reindeer Dash. It's become part of our annual calendar now. Some of our children and families have benefited from Treetops care so we want to show our support back and have a lot of fun at the same time.
“Last year, we put together a Christmas-themed obstacle course. The children from all year groups really loved it. We also ask some of our older pupils to help organise it.
“The Reindeer Dash is a really flexible fundraising event so you can be creative with it to suit your own school and put your own stamp on it. “
Treetops is such a good cause. We’d definitely encourage other schools and groups to sign up and get involved.
Reindeer Dash fundraising packs include reindeer antlers, sponsorship forms, certificates and posters.