St Barnabas Hospice’s popular Colour Dash event is returning for a sixth and final time to celebrate St Barnabas’s 40th anniversary and aims to raise crucial funds to support Hospice Care across Lincolnshire.
Taking place this Saturday, 14 May, the Colour Dash has been one of the most popular fundraising events in the Hospice’s history, raising more than £745,000 to fund vital patient care across Lincolnshire with 15,644 people taking part.
The Colour Dash is a 5km untimed fun run around Lincolnshire Showground, with participants being covered in coloured, environmentally friendly paint powder at each kilometre. It is designed so supporters can have fun with their friends and family, with no pressure to run any or all of the route; you can run, walk, dance, or skip your way around the course.
On the day, Lincolnshire Showground will be a hive of activity, with food, drink and merchandise stalls, music and a fun warm-up from the stage, the opportunity to see yourself on the big screen and more!
This year’s Colour Dash wouldn’t be possible without the sponsorship and support of Western Power Distribution, Lincolnshire Showground, HSBC, Lincolnshire Coop, Claverings Removals, Clearance and Storage, and Peachy Events.
Stella Hayward, Corporate Communications Officer at Western Power, said: “Western Power Distribution (WPD) is delighted to be working in partnership with St Barnabas Hospice for a 10th year running and supporting this very popular, fun event that helps to raise vital funds for the hospice. As a major employer in the Midlands, Southwest England and South Wales, we believe we have a responsibility to play a full and active role in the communities we serve.
“Many of us know family members and friends who have been cared for at St Barnabas, and we wanted to show our continued support. We are excited to be on board for the 2022 Colour Dash and continue our support to St Barnabas during its very special 40th anniversary year.”
Lucy Compton, who is aiming to raise £1,000 for St Barnabas Hospice via her JustGiving page, said: “At the start of this year, my lovely, fit and healthy Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and lymph node cancer. As a family, this has really come as a huge shock, but St Barnabas has already reached out to us to offer support, and without this, my family and many others would suffer even more.
“We will also be doing this in memory of my Nanna Marjorie and one of my best friends, Lisa, who lost her battle with cancer only five years ago.
“St Barnabas Hospice has lost around £2 million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Any money you can donate to support them would be greatly appreciated. You will be making a real difference to patients and families across Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, ensuring St Barnabas can be there for them every day of the year.”
Join St Barnabas Hospice on Saturday 14th May 2022, from 9.30 am at the Lincolnshire Showground.
Fun runners can apply on the day or sign up now at https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/colourdash/