Voice team join in the Colour Fun Run

October 07 2016

A STAFF team from Fishponds Voice were among the hundreds of people who turned up to take part in this year’s Colour Fun Run at Oldbury Court estate.

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A STAFF team from Fishponds Voice were among the hundreds of people who turned up to take part in this year’s Colour Fun Run at Oldbury Court estate.

More than 700 individuals donned white t-shirts and prepared to get splattered with colourful power paint during the 5k run.

The event, which took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday October 2, was in aid of homeless charity Julian House.

Along every kilometre of the route was a paint station where race marshals covered participants with washable paint.

The run was untimed which meant people could choose to run, jog, walk or even dance their way around the paths, woods and rivers of the estate. 

Fishponds Voice publisher Gary Brindle said: “We were extremely lucky with the weather; we really couldn’t have asked for a better day.

“The atmosphere was one of fun where children could take part alongside mums, dads and even grandparents and, as it was untimed, it meant no one was under any pressure.

“It was a great event for a brilliant cause and I would encourage anyone to sign up and take part in next year’s Colour Run.”

Joanne Bamford, events fundraiser at Julian House, said: “We had nearly 750 people take part and have raised just over £15,000, with more sponsorship money coming in.

“There was a great turnout from the local community and good support from local businesses. Everyone was really pleased with how it went and it was fantastic to see so many happy faces. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part.”

Keep visiting www.thecolourfunrun.co.uk for details of next year’s event.