We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who painted the beach all the colours of the rainbow this weekend for our first, and most colourful fundraising event since 2019.
Around 900 people took part in Blackpool Colour Run at Starr Gate Beach, and ran through seven paint stations where amazing volunteers from local businesses were waiting to pelt them with powdered paint, turning them a bright hue of green, pink, purple, yellow, orange and blue.
It’s the first time we’ve been able to put on a live fundraising event since December 2019 because of the Covid pandemic, and we’re absolutely delighted that it’s expected to have raised more than £25,000 once all sponsorship has been collected.
Events manager, Kirsty Miller, said: “It was absolutely amazing to see so many people taking part in one of our events after such a long time. We’ve really missed seeing our incredible supporters running, walking, dancing and doing all sorts of wonderful things to support our work in their community.
“Blackpool Colour Run, or Colour Splash as it was previously known, is certainly our most colourful event, and it was great to see so many people enjoying getting absolutely covered in paint.
“We are so grateful to every single person who joined us on the beach at the weekend; whether they were taking part or volunteering their time so that we could make our first event since lockdown the huge success it was.
“By taking part or helping on the day, they have helped us to be able to provide outstanding, specialist palliative and end-of-life care to all who need it across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
“A huge thank you to all the local businesses who sponsored a paint station and provided volunteers.”
The paint station sponsors were Sandcastle Waterpark, Natures Aid, Beaverbrooks, Eric Wright Group and RNS publications.
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