Paint yourself a rainbow on run

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colur Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton. Picture: Derek Pelling Photography

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colur Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton. Picture: Derek Pelling Photography

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Get set to be sprayed with all colours of paint while raising funds for a hospice charity.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) is once again hosting the family favourite Colour Rush, a colourful 5km run, jog or walk – with a mini-rush for kids – on Sunday, October 9, at ALF Green Park, Aston Clinton.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colur Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton. Picture: Derek Pelling Photography

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colur Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton. Picture: Derek Pelling Photography

There will be runs taking place at both 11am and 2pm and there is a colour station every kilometre where the runners get showered with multi-coloured powder.

Caroline Gearing, a mum of two who has taken part before, said: “It is a brilliantly organised, family fun way to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. Colour in the sun, what an awesome day for children and adults alike! Great day, will be back this year and thanks for such a fantastic opportunity.”

Fundraising manager Frankie Hockham comments, “Without events such as the Colour Rush and the wonderful support from our volunteers and participants, we would not be able to ensure the continued funding of in-patient and at-home palliative care services for patients battling life-limiting illness.”

She added: “We were delighted to see how many local businesses got involved last year by manning and sponsoring colour stations. It’s a great chance for them to meet with families, and makes a huge difference to how much money can go back to the hospice.”

You can register to take part for £25 per adult, £12 per child over 5 years and £2.50 for children under 5.

There is also a special group rate: register 10 people for £225, plus a family of four can register for £65.

Each participant will receive a runners pack, which includes a white t-shirt, bag of coloured powder and neon sunglasses to wear on the day.

Money raised from the event will support the funding of local palliative care services at Florence Nightingale Hospice. For more information visit www.fnhospice.org.uk