Blast the kids with colour for hospice funds

Colour Blast in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care fundraiser.
Colour Blast in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care fundraiser.

A messy but fun day is in store at Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s latest fundraiser, which should help keep the kids entertained – for one day at least.

The charity, which cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, has launched

the colourful new event and is calling on Dacorum residents to sign up for the fun run.

Colour Blast offers a choice of either a 5km or 1.5km colour-coated run, which is open to all ages. Participants will be showered with powder at various stations along the route and will be covered in colour by the finish.

Gillian Barnett, director of fundraising and marketing at Rennie Grove, said: “This event is perfect for the whole family, giving you the opportunity to do something a bit different during the holidays and support a local cause at the same time.”

Colour Blast takes place on Sunday, August 23 at Everyone Active - Westminster Lodge in St Albans. Entry to the event costs £20 for adults and £10 for children, and there is also a £50 family rate (2 adults, 2 children). Under 5s go free, and participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship as they can to support the charity’s services.

As part of the entry fee, everyone will be provided with Colour Blast sunglasses and a medal, and a selection of merchandise will be available to purchase on the day.

Gillian added: “For maximum effect, we encourage you to wear an old white t-shirt, that you don’t mind getting mucky, and it would be fantastic to see you getting creative with colourful accessories. Why not dig out some rainbow socks or a tutu?”

Visit www.renniegrove.org/colourblast or call 01442 820740 for more information and to register.