Colourful fun run returns in aid of EACH

Last years Bury St Edmunds Colour Dash at Nowton Park in aid of East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH)
Last years Bury St Edmunds Colour Dash at Nowton Park in aid of East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH)

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) is bringing the popular Colour Dash Fun Run to Bury St Edmunds once again.

The event, one of the most eagerly anticipated in Each’s fund-raising calender, will be held on Sunday, September 3, at Nowton Park.

Colour dashes are five kilometre (3.1 mile) fun runs where participants are showered with clouds of coloured powder paint as they run.

Helen Chapman, Each Suffolk fund-raising manager, said: “We’re very excited to be launching tickets for this event, especially after the success of our Ipswich Colour Dash recently. As anyone who takes part in a Colour Dash knows, it’s an impressive sight and great fun for all the family.”

Each is holding Colour Dashes in nine locations across the region this year and its Bury event is the last of three in Suffolk – the first in Ipswich raised several thousand pounds and the second, in Lowestoft, is set to take place on Sunday, July 9.

Last summer, more than 5,000 runners took part across seven locations, raising £150,000.

Each needs to find £17.5 million to support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions every year.

Most of the funds are raised through voluntary donations and fund-raisers like the Colour Dash.

To book your place in Each’s Bury St Edmunds Colour Dash visit: www.each.org.uk/colour-dashes or contact the Suffolk Fundraising Team on: 01473 276196.