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Local independent charity gets a boost of £100,000 from colourful sell-out fun run
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has had more than £100,000 pledged from runners after they hosted Lincolnshire’s first ever Colour Dash which saw more than 2,500 people take part.
The independent charity teamed up with local events supplier, Running Imp, to host the fundraiser on Saturday 9th May at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“I am delighted to reveal that the Colour Dash is the single most successful event in our charity’s history. We are overwhelmed by the number of people who have turned out to raise this incredible sum of money and show support for their local hospice.
“From the very beginning we were excited to be bringing this family focused fundraiser to the Lincolnshire community. It has captured the minds and hearts of so many who have come together to make this event a resounding success.”
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 at this feel-good event.
“Not only was the day bursting with colour it was also brimming with high energy and positivity which really added to the atmosphere. I think it goes without saying that we will definitely be bringing the Colour Dash back next year.
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.”