22nd May, 2019

The united colours of Worcestershire

Worcester Editorial 13th Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of people created a riot of colour in the popular St Richard’s Hospice Rainbow Run.

More than 370 people joined the charity’s third Rainbow Run at the new University of Worcester Lakeside Campus, previously known as Top Barn Activity Centre, last Sunday (July 10). They walked, jogged or ran the 2.5km and 5km route where they were showered with colours of the rainbow.

Runner Lynne Freeman said: “It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning, and more importantly for a great cause.”

Abi McPherson added: “It was a great event, well organised and it was fantastic that my nine-year-old niece could run in memory of her grandma.”

Hospice community fundraiser, Charlie Homer, said: “We really appreciate everyone who took part and all the volunteers who helped make it so special.

“The atmosphere was brilliant with everyone enjoying the fun.

“It was great to see individuals, colleagues and families running together, many remembering someone special.”

“We are hoping that the event will have raised in the region of £20,000 for our care which could fund a highly experienced nurse specialist for five months, offering support to patients in their own homes.”

The Rainbow Run was kindly sponsored by Open GI, Worcester-based insurance software specialists.

Mr Homer also thanked volunteers from Atkins Global; TK Maxx, Worcester; Open GI and Tesco St Peters for running the paint stations; DJ Jamie M Events and fitness and nutrition coach, Irene Surridge, and her team.

St Richard’s Hospice is an independent charity caring for more than 2,600 patients, their loved ones and carers each year in Worcestershire.

Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more information.

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