Local independent charity gets a boost of £150,000 as 3,500 people turn out for sell out fun run
A total of 3,500 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 14th May at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“I am so excited to reveal that the Colour Dash far surpassed any of our expectations to make it the highest grossing event in our charity’s history. We are so grateful for every single person who turned out to raise such an incredible amount of money for hospice care.
“After the success of last year’s event we opened it up to an additional 1,000 entrants and we were astounded when this sold out before the big day. The Colour Dash has captured the hearts and minds of our local community who came out in force to show their support.”
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 headline sponsors.
Becky concludes: “The money raised from this event will directly impact the care and services we provide. Last year we cared for more than 9,000 people across the county and this year we hope to care for even more.”
Plans are already underway with next year’s Colour Dash which will take place on Saturday 13th May 2017 at the Lincolnshire Showground.