Shining a rainbow for hospice at colour run event

Official launch of St Clares Hospice Rainbow Run.
Official launch of St Clares Hospice Rainbow Run.

FOUR businesses have joined forces to support a colourful event being held to raise money for a South Tyneside hospice

St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow is organising a rainbow run at the town’s Monkton Stadium on Sunday, June 7, to boost its funds.

Sponsors of St Clare's Hospice  Rainbow Run.. Vic Young, Ls Care, Fit 4 Less and Peter Johnson Funerals

Sponsors of St Clare's Hospice Rainbow Run.. Vic Young, Ls Care, Fit 4 Less and Peter Johnson Funerals

The event will consist of two runs, a 1km one first, then a 5km follow-up.

Participants start the run as clean as a whistle and are then showered from head to toe with vibrant powdered paint, checked to be safe and non-toxic, as they walk, run or dance around the route.

Peter Johnson Funerals and Vic Young Mitsubishi, both in South Shields, Boldon Colliery’s LS Care and Jarrow’s Fit 4 Less have agreed to support the event so all proceeds raised can go directly to the hospice.

Not only are they manning powered paint stations on the day, but they are also entering teams.

We really appreciate the support of the local businesses involved.

Sonia Graham, senior fundraiser

Peter Johnson, owner of the Imeary Street undertaker, said: “Peter Johnson Funerals is again pleased to give its support to this year’s rainbow run at St Clare’s Hospice.

“Last year, Joanne Green, one of our employees, really enjoyed taking part and getting covered in paint, so she has again agreed to join in the fun this year, together with her family.

“A new member of the team here, Sam Baxter, has also decided she does not want to miss out on the fun.

“Staff from the company have previously taken part in a number of challenges thrown their way by St Clare’s and are always willing to take up the mantle for the hospice.”

Sponsors of St Clare's Hospice  Rainbow Run.. Vic Young, Ls Care, Fit 4 Less and Peter Johnson Funerals

Sponsors of St Clare's Hospice Rainbow Run.. Vic Young, Ls Care, Fit 4 Less and Peter Johnson Funerals

Judith Copeland, of LS Care in Woodstock Way, on Boldon Business Park, said: “We are proud to assist St Clare’s Hospice by taking part in such a fun event.

“The work the hospice does is invaluable to our local community, and we will continue to support future events.”

Sonia Graham, a senior fundraiser for the Primrose Terrace 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.”

Radio South Tyneside has also signed up to support the event and will be there on the day playing upbeat tunes to spur runners on.

St Clare’s Hospice needs volunteers on the day to assist with registration, throwing powdered paint, giving out medals and tidying up the site.

If you can help, call 451 6400 or e-mail fundraising@stclareshospice.co.uk

Visit www.stclareshospice.co.uk to download a registration form. One application form per person is required, and participants must be aged six or over.

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