Make a splash at this year’s Colour­dash

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BE pre­pared for colour­ful scenes at Brunel Univer­sity as this year’s #Colour­dash takes place tomorrow.

The 5k colour run be­gins at 2pm, in the univer­sity grounds, where the dash­ers will be pelted with coloured pow­der as they zip through four colour sta­tions dot­ted along the route – each one manned and armed by event vol­un­teers – with one sim­ple mis­sion, to throw as much paint as pos­si­ble at those sprint­ing or jog­ging passed and raise money for Michael So­bell Hospice Char­ity at the same time.

“It’s go­ing to be a re­ally fun, colour­ful and messy event – we want every­one tak­ing part to be splashed head-to-toe in paint be­fore they cross the fin­ish line,” said MSHC’s Sam Heg­gie.

“It’s not too late to take part and help raise money for Michael So­bell Hospice, which pro­vides spe­cial­ist care and sup­port to lo­cal peo­ple on our doorstep.”

Es­tate agent Gibbs Gille­spie of Uxbridge will be tak­ing part with their team of colour dash­ers in­clud­ing Holly Pen­dred, So­phie Flegg, Caleigh Pear­son, Ni­cola Martin, Shavonne Mcleod and Louise Wood.

Sam said: “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to the event and are en­cour­ag­ing all those tak­ing part to raise as much spon­sor­ship as you can, by ask­ing friends and fam­ily. If those, who have al­ready regis­tered raised £50 each, this could help pay for five weeks of spe­cial­ist care for a ter­mi­nally ill pa­tient from a Michael So­bell Hospice nurse, so you can see it re­ally does make a big dif­fer­ence.”

Michael So­bell Hospice Char­ity needs to raise over £1.6 mil­lion pounds each year to en­sure the con­tin­ued fund­ing of hospice ser­vices for lo­cal pa­tients and their fam­i­lies fac­ing life-lim­it­ing ill­ness across Herts and Bucks.

En­try for stu­dents and 11-17 year olds costs £10pp and £13pp for adults. You can sign up on­line at www. michael­so­bell­hos­pice. or sim­ply, pop down on the day and regis­ter from mid­day.

To spon­sor Gibbs Gille­spie, visit https:// www.just­giv­ fundrais­ing/ Gibb­sGille­spie Colour­Dash

n PRAISE: The then-Mayor of Hilling­don, Cllr Ge­orge Cooper, presents carer Ahmed Sid­diqui with his award

n AWASH WITH COLOUR: The staff of Gibbs Gille­spie get ready to take on their chal­lenge

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