Rainbow of runners join Ely’s third colour dash fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
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Hundreds of runners were showered by an explosion of colour in Ely at the weekend - all for a good cause.
The grounds of King’s Ely school were transformed into a rainbow as children and adults took part in the third Ely Colour Dash in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) .
Getting showered with clouds of coloured powder along the 5km route, one person who took part said: “Great event very well organised. See you next year.”
Polly West, EACH Cambridgeshire community fundraiser, said: “The sun shone for our third colour dash in Ely and it was great to see some 400 people of all generations walking through Ely covered head-to-toe in paint and with smiles on their faces.
“We haven’t counted up yet, but we hope this event has raised around £15,000.
“All the money will go towards the vital care and support EACH provides for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families.
“Our thanks to everyone who volunteered, ensuring the colour dash was a success.
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“Our attentions now turn to open air cinemas we’re hosting in Cherry Hinton and Huntingdon on September 8 and 15 respectively. The film at both will be The Greatest Showman.
“To sign up and for more information about any of our fundraising events visit www.each.org.uk.”
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. For more information, visit www.each.org.uk.