Explosion of colour and dancing at Thetford charity event

The paint fight at Fuzion Colour Fest, in Thetford - paint used in the event was cornflour based and non-toxic
The paint fight at Fuzion Colour Fest, in Thetford - paint used in the event was cornflour based and non-toxic
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An explosion of colour and dancing engulfed Thetford’s Melford Common as hundreds of people battled with paint in a fun filled charity event.

The Fuzion Colour Fest saw more than 150 people, from the ages of eight to 80, showcase their moves in a two hour Zumbathon on Saturday.

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More than 300 people then took up the gauntlet as they were split into two teams - the Zumba Warriors and Fuzion Warriors - for a massive paint fight to get as colourful and messy as possible.

The event has raised more than £25,000 in the last three years for various charities and this year will benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, St Nicholas Hospice Care and Time Norfolk, which supports families who have lost a baby in child birth. It is organised by Louise Dixon, Juliet Garnham, Amy Messenger, Julie Pickering, Sharon Wing and Lynsey Syme.

Louise, who is known as Zumba Lou Lou, said: “The local support was brilliant and we were pleased because we had people come from outside of Thetford. There was a really upbeat and buzzing atmosphere.”

Other highlights at the event included the chance to meet superheroes; a fancy dress contest won by Ethan Pritchard, six, from Bury St Edmunds; an enchanted fairy experience as well as a cheerleading and martial arts demonstrations.

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