500 runners expected to take part in Ely’s first East Anglia Children’s Hospices Colour Dash

The East Anglian Children's Hospices (EACH) Colour Dash race is to come to King's Ely on Saturday Au

The East Anglian Children's Hospices (EACH) Colour Dash race is to come to King's Ely on Saturday August 13. - Credit: Archant

The centre of Ely is to become awash with colour this weekend as it welcomes Cambridgeshire’s first ever East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Colour Dash.

Up to 500 runners are expected to take part in the 5km run, which will snake through the grounds of King’s School on Barton Road on Saturday (August 13).

Runners will be showered with clouds of coloured powder as they take to the course; all raising money for EACH in the process.

A selection of stalls will also be available, including one from Waterbeach Slimming World Group which will offer free BMI tests as well as giving tips on healthy eating and slimming.

Jo White, leader at Waterbeach Slimming World Group, is looking forward to getting involved at Saturday’s Colour Dash. She said: “We’re really pleased to be coming along to the EACH Colour Dash – we’re looking forward to a fun day.

“Slimming World promotes healthy eating along with exercise; we’ll be on hand throughout the event to give out healthy eating advice, offering free BMI tests and lots of information about how to join your local Slimming World club in Cambridgeshire. If you’re taking part or just coming along to watch, pop along to see us for a chat.”

All proceeds from the event will go towards the care and support EACH provides to children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families.

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EACH Cambridgeshire community fundraiser, Peter Law, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing our Colour Dash King’s Ely for the first time.

“These events are such an impressive sight and great fun for all the family. If you don’t have a ticket but still would like to experience the day and support EACH then please do come along to cheer on our colour dashers.

“EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire and supports their families. For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. All the funds raised at this event we go towards providing these vital services.”

For more information, visit www.each.org.uk.

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