A festive 5k run that raises crucial funds for local hospice patients is making its return to Buxton on Sunday 10th December.
☃️ Postponed from Sunday 3rd December due to heavy snow fall in Buxton! ☃️
The Jingle Bell Jog – organised by Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust is set to take place at the Pavilion Gardens.
Since it launched in 2018, the annual Jingle Bell Jog has raised over £100,000 to fund free of charge hospice services for patients and their families, as close to, or in, the comfort of their own home across the High Peak and wider North Derbyshire.
How to join in / register
Online registration is now closed. You can still register on the day from a stand on the promenade. On the day registration opens at 9.30am. Prices for on the day registration are £20 for the 5km Jingle Bell Jog and £10 for the 700m children’s fun run.
What does your entry fee include?
Your fee will include, your entry for the run, your Santa suit, entertainment and a medal as you cross the finish line.
Timings for the day
The event starts on the Pavilion Gardens promenade, opposite the bandstand, and opens from 9.45am. At 10.30am there will be a Santa-cise to warm you up. The 700m Fun Run for under 12’s will set off at 10.45am, followed by the 5km Jingle Bell Jog at 11am. We look forward to seeing you all there! 🎅
Rachael Gee, fundraising and events coordinator at the hospice, organises the popular event. She explained: ‘The Jingle Bell Jog really resonates with me as the official start of the countdown to Christmas. Every year we look forward to welcoming hundreds of people dressed in their Santa finery to have a fantastic, festive time, but most importantly to raise much-needed funds for a charity that means so much to so many.’
‘Everyone who takes part will receive their very own Santa suit, beard and belt to jingle all the way!; many people choose to customise these to really make the most of the celebrations and add to their memories. We also have a 700m fun run race for children and younger people to get involved in too’.
‘Our sincere thanks go to iBottles of Chinley for sponsoring the event for another year, meaning that as much money as possible can be spent directly on patient care. We are so grateful for the support of local companies and organisations. If you can help in any way, either with a monetary gift, a gift in kind or by volunteering at the event, I’d be delighted to hear from you.’
To find out more, go to jinglebelljog.org.uk
To find out more about corporate support or volunteering opportunities for the Jingle Bell Jog, email Rachael on: [email protected].
Raising vital funds for free hospice care
All the money raised from the event will go towards providing free of charge hospice care to local patients and their families who are affected by a life-limiting illness or bereavement. The charity receive less than a quarter of their funding from the government so must raise crucial funds by hosting events like this one.
Blythe House Hospicecare in partnership with Helen’s Trust provides free care to people across the High Peak, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire, who are affected by life-limiting illness. It now costs more than £1.3 million every year to keep services running. Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our community, the care and support Blythe House and Helen’s Trust provides remains completely free of charge.
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