Legend has it that on Friday 14 December lots of Santa's elves will escape the North Pole and appear across Bristol and beyond. 

Taking part is simple: donate £1 to Above & Beyond to dress up as an elf (or other festive character) and go about your normal day having lots of giggles along the way. Whether you're a naughty or nice elf is up to you!

Round up your colleagues, add the event to your school or nursery calendar or spend the day feeling festive with friends and family to help raise vital funds for Bristol's hospitals. You could hold a festive bake sale, play elf inspired games or set up a candy cane delivery service in the office or classroom.

For a whole range of festive-themed fundraising games and ideas, as well as elfie props and sponsorship forms, please download a fundraising pack!

Download your National Elf Service Day fundraising pack

Be sure to get lots of elfies on the day and tag us on FacebookInstagram, Tweet @aboveandbeyond1 and use the hashtag #NESBristol and #elfieselfie so we can spread the Christmas joy!

If you have any queries, please contact [email protected] or 0117 3700 842.


Find out how your fundraising helps patients like Hannah and Evie, and her familywho have to spend the holidays in hospital.


National Elf Service is a fun way to celebrate your NHS. You can contribute the National Elf Service appeal below. Thank you.

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