Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Look out for an influx of elves across the city today celebrating National Elf Service Day.

This is the second year of the event, organised by Bristol-based charity Above and Beyond, which focuses on raising funds for local hospitals.

People across the city are dressing up as elves and holding fundraising events ranging from candy cane delivery services at Cotham School to bucket collections at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green.

Many hospitals are also taking part, including the staff at Carousel Outpatients Department who are running a cake sale at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Money raised will be used to improve the NHS in ways that Faye Dobson, Press Officer at Above and Beyond, claims are beyond the NHS budget.

“Unfortunately the NHS does not have unlimited funds,” she said.

“The support of the amazing elves in our community will help to fund world-class equipment, enable innovative research, make our hospitals more comfortable and provide staff training and development for the wonderful staff who work in our hospitals.”

Participants can post their ‘elfieselfies’ on social media using the hashtag #NESBristol.

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