Meet the Colour Dash Fest Organiser: Melissa!

7th February 2020

Meet Melissa Gaffney, the organiser of Colour Dash Fest 2020!

“Colour Dash is one of those events that inspires, intimidates and excites me all in one. It’s a phenomenal pleasure to be part of the team that puts on one of our Hospice’s most incredible fundraising events. I remember organising this event for the first time last year, looking at an empty field and turning around at 10:00 and seeing it abuzz with the excitement of 2,500 participants ready to do something absolutely incredible for the Hospice.

“Not only does this event raise vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice, but it also highlights how brilliant we as a county are in supporting each other, our local Hospice and those we love and miss. Colour Dash is more than a fun day out, it’s a chance to complete a milestone in your life and remember a loved one. The incredible thing is, you’re not alone on that course. There are dashers, walkers and runners who support each other and that’s a magical thing to be a part of.

“I love Colour Dash on so many levels; I love it as an organiser, as a fundraiser, as a fellow runner, as someone who has lost people so very close to me – Colour Dash is what you make of it, but you make it a spectacular date in the diary for myself and so many across the county.

“Best of luck fundraising!”

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