Escot Park near Ottery St Mary and RAF St Mawgan near Newquay were given colourful makeovers recently as families from across the region took part in Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Rainbow Runs.
Thousands of people ran the colourful 5k events, raising thousands of pounds to help provide vital care for local children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Participants old and young ran through different coloured paint stations and crossed the finished line covered in all the colours of the rainbow.
Kate Romo, events fundraiser for the Devon event said;
Rainbow Run is one of our most popular fundraising events and after two years out because of the pandemic, it was incredibly special to see people back together again, having fun and raising money for our children’s hospices.
Kiley Pearce, events fundraiser for the Cornwall event said;
Without the generosity, help and support of the team at RAF St Mawgan, our sponsors, volunteers and local businesses who have all helped us to make it a day to remember this event simply wouldn’t have happened. Most importantly we are so proud and grateful that the community has raised such an incredible amount of money to help local children and families.
Volunteers from Thirsty Work kept runners refreshed at both events with free water refills on route and in the event village.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in the event or supported it in some way,” added Kiley.
“We couldn’t do what we do without the support of such a generous local community. Your registration fee and sponsorship will make such a big difference to the families that rely on us. Please remember that if you are still collecting sponsorship, you can use our online form to pay it in as soon as possible to ensure that we can continue to provide first-class care for our families and children" added Kate.
To pay in sponsorship online click here and select 'fundraising or collections'.
You can watch the fun that was had at Cornwall's Rainbow Run here: