A bright idea for hospice’s fundraiser

St Barnabas Hospice has teamed up with local events supplier, Running Imp, to host the county's first ever Colour Dash on Saturday May 9 at the Lincolnshire Showground. EMN-150601-165457001

St Barnabas Hospice has teamed up with local events supplier, Running Imp, to host the county's first ever Colour Dash on Saturday May 9 at the Lincolnshire Showground. EMN-150601-165457001

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Runners are being urged to sign up for a colourful new charity event in Lincolnshire in May.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, a local charity caring for more than 8,000 people a year with a life-limiting illness, has teamed up with local events supplier, Running Imp, to host the county’s first-ever Colour Dash on May 9 at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The 5km route will be lined with paint stations which will see runners splattered from head to toe in environmentally friendly powdered paint, with a different colour for each station. Runners will also be given their own bag of paint which they will be able to use during the run.

Becky Otter, event manager, said it is a fun family event, adding: “This is a real feel-good event that allows us to raise the vital funds we need to continue caring for our local community.

“Whether you run to celebrate the life of someone special or you simply want to get involved in something new and exciting, you will struggle to find a more colourful event in our region.”

Participants must be at least five years old, anyone aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult. There is an the early bird registration fee of £15 and £5 for children or family ticket for £35 available until February 27. It includes a white T-shirt and sunglasses. To register visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/colourdash

St Barnabas Hospice supports adults who have complex symptoms and pain. St Barnabas offers the patient and their family care and support via their in-patient unit, community ‘hospice at home’ service, day therapy and outpatient clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and complementary therapy, welfare advice and support and bereavement support. All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise more than £4m a year.