Picture Special: Getting covered in colour for a good cause

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton
The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton

More than 500 people took part in the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s first ever colour rush at Green Park in Aston Clinton on Sunday morning.

DJ Paul Biz provided entertainment before the event while JBD Fitness & Dance warmed up the crowd.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at green Park, Aston Clinton

The first event saw children under ten run or walk a circular one kilometre route, whilst coloured powder showered down around them all the way.

Then adults of all ages took part in a five kilometre route and were showered with colour every kilometre.

Karen Shardlow from the hospice said: “The take-up for our first colour rush has been a complete sell-out and has proved to be extremely popular with the whole family, as well as those seeking a personal challenge.

“On behalf of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, I must say a huge thanks to Adrian, Gemma and the Green Park team, for not only hosting the event and providing the venue free-of-charge, but for all your help and support.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice colour rush at Green Park in Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice colour rush at Green Park in Aston Clinton

“Also, a big thank you to our friends at Evolution Live – long-standing supporters of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, for providing the stage area; to Paul Biz, Café in the Woods, First Aid Guardian Training, our marshals, volunteers, local residents and local businesses who have lent a helping hand and last but by no means least, to every single colour rush participant here today.”

Adrian Malduca of Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) at Green Park added: “It’s been a real pleasure supporting the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity with this event from start to finish and to see so many people taking part, having a great time and supporting such a fantastic charity.

“It’s been inspirational for everyone involved and we hope to see you all here again.”

Pledges on the day as well as money raised from children’s face painting and activities indicate that the charity is set to raise around £10,000 from the event.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

Pictures by Derek Pelling Photography.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Colour Rush held at Green Park, Aston Clinton