Annual Colour Dash raises £150,000 for St Barnabas Hospice

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Local independent charity gets a boost of £150,000 after 3,000 people turn out for annual fun run

A total of 3,000 people have pledged more than £150,000 to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice after taking part in the Colour Dash which saw participants showered in colour along the 5k route.

The independent charity teamed up with local events supplier, Running Imp, to host the fundraiser on Saturday 13th May at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“The amount of money that has been raised from this event is absolutely fantastic and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part or who pledged their support. It was brilliant to see families enjoying a fun day, while raising money for hospice care across Lincolnshire.”

The Colour Dash saw participants as young as five hit with environmentally friendly powdered paint as they ran the five-kilometre course.

Becky said: “We met people who were taking part for all sorts of reasons. Many were there to remember and honour someone special whilst others came along to soak up the atmosphere.”

The event saw support from the local business community with Western Power Distribution, named as the headline sponsor.

Becky concludes: “The money raised from this event will directly impact the care and services we provide. Last year we supported more than 9,000 people across the county and this year we hope to care for even more.”

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