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Colour run raises £8,000

The colour run too place at Catterick Racecourse on Saturday 13th August, with over 600 people runnng 5 kilometeres whilst being showered with multi-coloured paint.


Before the start of the run, each participant was given a white t-shirt, a pair of sunglasses and a paint packet to throw at other runners, or themselves. They also received a medal at the finishing line.


A post-race paint party was then staged by TFM Radio, giving people the chance to get even more paint on them!


Amy Lingard, Herriot Hospice Homecare’s Area Fundraiser, said: “We were delighted with the number of people who took part in the colour run; it surpassed even our expectations.


“The weather was kind to us and everyone had a great time running around and being showered with paint.
“Raising as much money as we did was fantastic and it will make such a difference to people who use our services in Hambleton and Richmondshire.


“We would like to thank everyone who paid to take part, as well as those who also got sponsorship as well; we will definitely now be making this an annual event.


“We would also like to pay extra special thanks to our sponsor Gail and Phillipson, who have been loyal supporters over the last 12 months, and to TFM radio, Catterick Racecourse and all our volunteers for their help and support.”


Fiona Needham, Catterick Racecourse General Manager, said: “Catterick Racecourse was delighted to host the first Herriot Hospice colour run and provide a venue for an excellent fundraiser for a local charity that provides such a wonderful service.”

Article Posted 26th August 2016