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Dash along the sand for your local hospitals this Christmas

October 30, 2023

Dash along the sand for your local hospitals this Christmas 

Get ready to lace up your trainers and unleash your inner elf at one of Dorset’s most magical events of the season – Elf Dash!

With just eight weeks left to go until Christmas Day, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is calling everybody to get involved in a 2km festive fun run on Saturday 2 December 2023.

Starting from Branksome Dene Seafront at 11am, Elf Dash is set to bring all the festive joy and elf-fashioned fun as everybody across Dorset comes together to celebrate Christmas.

Every penny raised from this popular event will help give a child in hospital a brighter Christmas and support the Children’s wards and services beyond the festive season.

After crossing the finish line, indulge in a jolly good complimentary gourmet burger and hot drink provided by our friends at Rapid Relief.

Not stopping there, every participant will receive an elf hat to wear to join in the festive cheer and get ready for a visit from Santa himself!

Fundraising Officer and Event organiser, Amy Beauchamp said: “Our events have been really popular this year, but Elf Dash has that magical feel at one of the most loved times of year! This event is all about having fun with the little ones as you start the countdown to Christmas! Elf Dash is usually a sell-out with a limit to 300 people so don’t miss out!”

Elf Dash tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £8 per child. Or a family ticket for two adults and two children saves you £6 at £35.

Everybody taking part is encouraged to raise £75 in sponsorship which goes towards helping our children’s wards including; the Children’s Development Centre, the programme for Diabetic Children of Dorset East, Gully’s Place, Maternity, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Music Therapy and the Paediatric department.

The money raised will contribute to items, such as; new equipment above what the NHS funds, activity packs, presents and games for children on our wards. This event provides an opportunity for all the family to start their Christmas celebrations while making a magical difference to many children who need the extra support of NHS staff, not just for Christmas but in 2024 and beyond.

Sign up now at or by calling 0300 019 4060/8449.