Borough businesses back hospice’s Rainbow Dash

The Rainbow Dash last year.
The Rainbow Dash last year.

A host of businesses are getting behind a colourful event to raise cash for a South Tyneside hospice.

St Clare’s Hospice has thanked the organisations that are backing its Rainbow Dash this year.

Peter Johnson Funerals, LS Care, Fit4Less Jarrow and Martino’s restaurant are helping to pay for event, which will raise money for the hospice, in Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, which supplies palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses.

The businesses will also be manning the powdered paint stations on the day helping to cover the participants, including teams made up of their own employees, in paint as they run around the track at Monkton Stadium.

The event takes place at the site, in Dene Terrace, Jarrow, on Sunday, May 22.

Sonia Graham, senior fundraiser for the Hospice, said: “We really appreciate the support of the local businesses involved. Their backing enables us to make sure the event is a success and raises as much as possible for patient care at the hospice.

“Taking part in the Rainbow Dash is a great way for businesses to support St Clare’s while sharing a fun day with work colleagues. I would encourage local workplaces to enter a team in the Rainbow Dash together, they won’t regret it.”

The Rainbow Dash is an untimed fun run where participants start the run as clean as a whistle and are then showered from head to toe with vibrant – but safe and non-toxic – powdered paint as they walk, run or dance around the route.

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