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Elves turn out in force to raise funds for hospice

The annual festive Elf Run we sponsor in aid of Newport based St David’s Hospice Care has been hailed a great success. 

Family dressed up in Christmas outfitsGetting into Elf mode are WPD’s Technician Mike Williams, based at Ty Coch Depot, Cwmbran who is pictured with his wife Steph, son Kian (standing at the back) younger son Finnley, daughter Pippa and the family dog Ruby.

After an urgent appeal by Santa for Elves large and small to get on board to lend a helping hand to raise much needed funds for their local hospice, around 200 elves turned out in pouring rain to support the event.

All the funds raised by the Elves will now help to provide support for the hospice Unicorn service over Christmas, supporting children who have lost a special person and also care for patients.

The 7km Elf run, which we have sponsored for a third year running, took place in Llanyrafon, Cwmbran with WPD staff and their families taking part.

WPD Education Liaison Officer Ruth Adams, who took part with her family said:

“We really enjoyed taking part in the Elf run again this year, it was a lot of fun, and the heavy rain certainly didn’t dampen our spirits!

“As a long standing supporter of St David’s Hospice Care, WPD is delighted to sponsor the Elf Walk and Run. It’s always a really fun event and it was lovely to see so many families join in. Events like this continue to help raise vital funds for the charity, in a fun and enjoyable way.

“St David’s Hospice Care is a fantastic charity and they provide a wonderful service seven days a week, 365 days a year throughout our community.”

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