Ely is bathed in colour as hundreds of runners raise £15,000 at EACH Colour Dash

Runners cover themselves in paint in the Colour Dash's grande finale - the paint party.

Runners cover themselves in paint in the Colour Dash's grande finale - the paint party. - Credit: Archant

King’s Ely School was transformed with an explosion of colour as East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) hosted Cambridgeshire’s first Colour Dash.

It's estimated that the Colour Dash has raised more than £15,000 for East Anglian Children's Hospice

It's estimated that the Colour Dash has raised more than £15,000 for East Anglian Children's Hospices. - Credit: Archant

The fun-filled event saw 500 runners of all ages take part in a 5km run through the grounds of the school, getting showered with clouds of coloured powder along the way.

An exact total from the event is still to be announced, but it is estimated that more than £15,000 has been raised.

Karen Newton, EACH Cambridgeshire fundraising manager, said: “Our first Colour Dash in Ely was a huge success. The weather was lovely and there was an electric atmosphere from start to finish, both from all our runners and those who came along to cheer them on. The paint party at the end was a particular highlight!

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of our runners and to all our volunteers who helped out on the day. A special thanks must go to the staff from King’s Ely, they were on hand throughout and so helpful.

Runners of all ages took part at King's Ely.

Runners of all ages took part at King's Ely. - Credit: Archant


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“We hope the event will raise £20,000 in total. All the money raised at our Colour Dash will go towards the vital care services EACH provides supporting local families at a time when they need it most.”

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.

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