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82-year-old man takes part in Colour Fun Run

Nearly 400 people took part in the Hospice of the Good Shepherd Colour Fun Run on Sunday 3rd July to help raise money for their local hospice as well as have some fun.
Dubbed as the “happiest 5k on the planet” The Colour Fun Run saw participants doused in a rainbow of organic paint at checkpoints along the scenic rout from Willaston train station to Neston Cricket Club.
Due to the success, it is the third year running that the popular event has taken place which included runners, walkers, hop, skip and jumpers from toddlers through to the elderly, including 82 year-old Mr Robert B Roberts from Ellesmere Port who was part of a group of seven called The Hair Raisers.
Mr Roberts said, “The event was great fun and a fantastic atmosphere. I took it easy and I think I was one of the last ones to cross the line, but that didn’t matter in the least. I was delighted to be greeted by so many people who were covered from head to toe in colours. It was a pleasure to support such a worthy cause.”
Also supporting the event were Flintshire based Jackson Fire and Security who kindly sponsored this year’s t-shirts and also entered a team of their engineers and support staff who crossed the line in style to the applause of the audience and cheer leaders.
The event aims to raise much needed funds for the local hospice based in Backford, Chester that provides end of life care and support to over 1500 local people and their families every year when they need it most.
Events Fundraising Manager, Stefan Robertson said, “We cannot thank the participants enough for their support – the atmosphere was fantastic. We want to build on the success of this event and we are planning a number of exciting events for the future which we will be informing people about in the near future.”
Anybody wishing to get involved and support their local hospice can contact the Fundraising Team on 01244 851811.