A RAINBOW of Colours brightened the path for St. Rocco’s supporters at the charity’s annual Colour Run at Walton Gardens.
In what has to be the year’s most colourful event The St. Rocco’s Colour run was a sell out as around 800 runners and hundreds of supporters converged on Walton Gardens to make the event a huge success.
In glorious sunshine and amid scenes reminiscent of the spectacular Holi festivals in India, the participants enjoyed a glorious technicolour experience whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for athe hospice.
Happy participants of all ages ran, jogged, walked, danced and even hula hooped their way around the 3km course while getting covered in different coloured powdered paint thrown from the colour stations along the way. The Colour stations were provided by Adele Carr Financial Recruitment and McDonald’s along with Walker Begley Chartered Accountants.
Snoutwood Trotters were on hand to provide locally sourced food and drink to the hungry runners.
Last year’s event was sold out with over 800 runners of all ages forming a rainbow trail along the course whilst raising over £25,000 to support patient care at St. Rocco’s, which as a registered charity and relies on over 70% of its funding being generated by the local community. It is hoped that this year’s event will be even more successful.
“St. Rocco’s Colour Run is a fantastic event for young and old alike,” said Lauren Tilston, St. Rocco’s Fundraising Manager. “It really is a great way to spend a Bank Holiday afternoon and the sponsorship raised really does make a difference to our patients and their families at a difficult time in their lives.”
Joining the runners was St Rocco’s retiring Chairman Norman Banner and his son Edward.
While stepping down from his chairman duties in October, Norman says he hopes to compete in the event again next year.
Coverage of St Roccos Hospice #ColourRun Walton Gardens- Walton Hall
Posted by Warrington worldwide on lunes, 28 de agosto de 2017