Colour run is a huge success for St David’s Hospice

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Colour run was a huge success at Rhosneigr at the weekend in aid of St David's Hospice.

A sea of colours swept across Rhosneigr beach, Anglesey on Sunday, May 10. as hundreds of people took part in the first ever Colour Run in North Wales.

 

Children and adults arrived in bright whites, tutus and wigs ready to be covered from top to toe by volunteer paint throwers.

 

Raising funds for the St David’s Hospice, around 800 people ran 5km along the shoreline as they were doused with multi-coloured paint.

 

Mel Cunningham, Community Fundraiser at St David’s Hospice, said: “It was a brilliant and memorable day. It was an incredible atmosphere. Everyone entered into the spirit of the event in spite of the bracing weather.

 

It was so much fun and great to see everyone really throwing themselves into it.

 

She added: “We are very grateful to all those who took part, our volunteers who helped make the day run so smoothly and also our sponsors and business supporters.

 

“And on behalf of patients, their families, volunteers and staff, St David’s Hospice would like to thank the community of North West Wales for coming together and supporting their local hospice. “

 

St David’s Hospice relies heavily on fundraising events supported by the local community such as the Colour Run. The current clinical running costs amount to £1.9million, of which only 25% is received from the Welsh Government and Local Health Board.

 

The money raised by the Colour Run participants will help St David’s Hospice provide the highest standards of care and support to local adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families.