Explosion of colour for Nowton Park run in aid of children’s charity

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend - Picture by Tom McKeag ANL-150921-140801001
East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend - Picture by Tom McKeag ANL-150921-140801001
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An explosion of kaleidoscopic colour swept through Nowton Park, in Bury St Edmunds, for a fun-filled charity run.

About 1,000 runners were showered with clouds of coloured powder on Sunday as they embarked on the 5km run in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend ANL-150921-140823001

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend ANL-150921-140823001

Hannnah Walker, EACH Suffolk fund-raiser, said: “Our West Suffolk Colour Dash was a huge success - with so many people coming along to enjoy the sunshine and this fun-filled event.

“EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk so any funds raised by everyone taking part will go towards providing these vital services.”

Among those who took part were the Tofts family, from Ixworth, as the charity supports 17-year-old Annie Tofts at its Quidenham hospice.

She has severe epilepsy, which can lead to up to 300 seizures a month, as well as severe learning difficulties, Autism and a twisted spine.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend ANL-150921-140857001

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend ANL-150921-140857001

Her mum Jackie said: “I felt quite emotional when they started to warm up, that all these people had turned up to support the hospice.”

Family friend Phoebe Mercer, who ran in the Tofts team, said: “Hopefully the event added some colour to people’s lives.”

The event was sponsored by local facilities experts Servest.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend - Picture by Tom McKeag ANL-150921-140812001

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) hosted their West Suffolk Colour Dash at the weekend - Picture by Tom McKeag ANL-150921-140812001

Tofts team caption -  Phoebe Mercer, Harry Tofts, Matt Tofts, Annie Tofts and Emily Tofts ANL-150921-140834001

Tofts team caption - Phoebe Mercer, Harry Tofts, Matt Tofts, Annie Tofts and Emily Tofts ANL-150921-140834001