Splashing the colour to gain cash for hospice

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People will get the chance to paint Ripley showground multicoloured in a bid to raise money for Saint Michael’s hospice.

The third 5k Colour Rush will see entrants, jogging, running, walking or even dancing their way around the cross-country course on Sunday June 19.

The non-competitive run, sponsored by CNG, involves participants being doused with clouds of dazzling colour at every kilometre, crossing the finishing line as a living work of art.

In between paint stations, Colour-Rushers can challenge themselves by tackling some optional fun obstacles.

Gates open at 9am, with The Colour Rush kicking off at 10.30am following a mass Zumba warm up. Will Smith and Chris Dean from Stray FM will be compering the event as well as playing top summer sounds to keep the crowds in party mode before the colours are unleashed.

Other attractions include live music, street food stalls and face painting.

Saint Michael’s is asking participants to raise as much money in sponsorship as possible by doing the event. Every pound raised will help the hospice to support people living with terminal illness and bereavement in the Harrogate District.

Each year Saint Michael’s helps more than 2,000 local people through its inpatient unit, day therapy, specialist support at home, lymphoedema support, and bereavement support.

Entry is £20 per person, under 16s £10 and free for under 5s, at www.saintmichaelshospice.

Places are limited and must be booked by midnight on June 15 at www.saintmichaelshospice.org or phone 01423 878628.