Superstars in Antlers

  • 15 March 2022

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Life sized bear and 2 mboys in school uniform wearing red antlers

Primary schools across  Cambridgeshire and Fenland joined up for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s inaugural Rudolph Run in winter 2021. 

When Bewick Bridge Primary School, in Cherry Hinton, joined the Rudolph run, one family in particular went to incredible lengths to drum up sponsorship. 

William, 6 and Charlie, 5 raised an incredible £2,229 in sponsorship with the help of Emma Poulter, Charlie’s mum and Wayne, William’s dad. 

William’s mother, Jo, was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and sadly passed away in 2020 under the care of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s, Hospice at Home Team. 

The families, who have been lifelong friends, took the opportunity to help support Arthur Rank Hospice’s services by acquiring sponsorship for the two boys from all friends, family and Fulbourn Sports and Social Club members. 

Emma, said:

“When the boys received their antlers before the run, they got very excited and practiced with them on. Meeting Arthur Bear was their highlight and all they talked about around the table at the family meal.”

She added “The care provided by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is one of the best things we have in Cambridge”  

Sarah Clayton, Community Fundraiser at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity commented:

“The Charity is so grateful to William and Charlie and all the other children from participating schools for helping us to raise an outstanding £21000 in our first year of running this new event!

Breaking down barriers between children and the Hospice movement is incredibly important to us and we hope that events such as these make a difference in a child’s understanding of the work of Hospice’s. Thank you to everybody involved”

If your school has been inspired by William and Charlie’s story and would like to know more about Arthur Rank Hospice Charity or you would like to sign up for the Rudolph Run next year, please get in touch with the team on or call 01223 675888.