13th December 2019 — The children were raising money for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care which provides supportive and end of life care for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.
A couple of weeks previously, the children had taken part in an age-appropriate assembly, where they had learnt about the work Phyllis Tuckwell does and how the Reindeer Run can help support their work. Children then went away and worked on raising funds through sponsorship.
The run took place on the last day of term on a beautiful, sunny morning. Everyone had so much fun running around the school grounds as a community, knowing they were raising funds for a fantastic cause.
Mrs Kay Goldsworthy, Head Teacher at St Ives, said: “What a fantastic way to end a busy term at St Ives. The children are having a wonderful time, getting into the Christmas spirit, whilst also remembering that Christmas is a time of year to come together as a community to make a difference to others.”