Meet the woman set to become an elf 24 hours a day for charity

Elf on the Shelf is set to come to life in December to raise funds and awareness of the vital work of a charity.

Sylvia dressed up as an elf
Sylvia dressed up as an elf

Eccleshall's Sylvia Keris is busy completing all her elf checks ahead of dressing up as Buddy for 24 hours a day in December.

It means, as she goes about her everyday life – food shopping, going to GP appointments, walking in the countryside, attending Rotary meetings and yoga classes – Sylvia will be donning her elf costume.

It is to support the work of the Buddy Bag Foundation, which provides a bag of clothing, toiletries and comfort items, including a knitted teddy, to children in refuges around the UK, who have escaped from domestic violence.

"I will be aiming to bring a smile to people's faces," Sylvia said. "And pictures will be posted everyday on local Facebook pages to see where I appear next!

"I am also happy to visit charity venues to promote any cause and can make appearances at commercial work places to promote business in return for a donation to the Buddy Bag Foundation."

Anyone who would like to book Buddy the Elf in December can do so by emailing

Donations can be made via the crowdfunding page when it is active in late November at, with all money going directly to the charity.

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