Hospice Colour Run fundraiser hopes to be biggest yet

Participants at last year's event. Images provided by MF Photo-Graphix.
Participants at last year's event. Images provided by MF Photo-Graphix.

Hospice chiefs are hoping add a splash of colour to a seaside resort fundraiser.

After the success of the first two Colour Runs, Alice House Hospice fundraisers are planning to turn Seaton Carew into a sea of colour again on the July 22 with their 3rd annual Colour Run.

Last year's event. Images provided by MF Photo-Graphix.

Last year's event. Images provided by MF Photo-Graphix.

Last year’s event saw over 400 people taking part and the hospice are hoping to attract even more this year.

The Colour Run is a 5k sponsored family run with a difference; participants are blasted with multi coloured powdered paint as they make their way along the picturesque sea front route at Seaton Carew.

This lively event is open to all ages and abilities and families are encouraged to come along and join in the fun. You don’t need to run, you can walk, jog, hop, skip or jump.

The run starts at the old Coach Park at Seaton Carew at 11am and to get the party started, local DJ Kevin will be entertaining the crowds from 10am.

There will be dancers performing a warm up before everyone joins together to throw the contents of their paint packets into the air, to pour down on the crowd. A

long the route there will be four further paint stations where runners will be showered with brightly coloured paint powder.

Janice Forbes, the Hospice’s Community Fundraiser said: “We are once again looking forward to the colourful and fun event. It was great to see so many people taking part last year and it would be excellent if we could have over 500 this year. Last year’s event was brilliant, we had some incredible feedback and we raised almost £16,000 for our patient care services; a fantastic result.”

Janice added, “Registration includes a white T-shirt, one packet of paint powder and refreshments and is only £13 for adults, £10 for children or £36 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.”

To register or for more information visit the Alice House Hospice website at www.alicehousehospice.co.uk or contact Janice Forbes on 01429 855555.

Alice House Hospice, based in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, is a registered charity offering specialist palliative care to hundreds of adults from Hartlepool and East Durham each year.

It costs £2.34m to continue providing the current services, but it receives 24% per cent NHS funding.