Pilgrims Hospices director of nursing, Wendy Hills, will be joining the Thanet 5K Colour Run next month.
The 5K colour extravaganza takes place at the Oval, Cliftonville on Sunday, May 14 where 100’s of runners, joggers and walkers will start with a blast of colour and then continue through an explosion of paint stations along the route to raise funds for hospice care in east Kent.
Wendy has already braved a Pilgrims’ firewalk and is now roping family and friends into the run. She said: “I wanted to get involved as soon as I heard about this brilliant Pilgrims fundraising event, it really appeals to my sense of fun. I have involved my family and friends and we are really looking forward getting coloured blasted.
“I have been steadily training to reach my 5K goal and I’ve actually really enjoyed it. Some of my nursing team will be taking part too and I’ve been encouraging as many as possibly to get involved, we will be laughing all the way.”
Money raised at the run pays for care to be delivered at the charity hospices in Thanet, Canterbury and Ashford.
Fundraising manager Karen Kenward said: “This is our second colour run, so whether you want to run, jog or walk it really is a fantastic way to raise funds for Pilgrims.
“The whole of Thanet was talking about this event last year, it really was overwhelming to see so many supporters at one given event, and so colourful too.
“We would love you to come and join us for this family fun event. There will be loads of photo opportunities, refreshments a raffle and of course you will all receive your well-deserved ‘new colour run medal’ as a thank you from us for your support.”
Early Bird entry is open until May 7 on the pilgrims at www.pilgrimshopices.org/colourrun
On the day
Registration from: 9am – you will need to check in on the day, we recommend that due to high numbers of participants you get there early.
You’ll be given your white tee shirt, powder paint and glasses at registration on the day, along with your running number. Fancy dress is optional but always encouraged!
Event Starts at: 11.30am
You can download a sponsorship form for the Colour Run from our website at www.pilgrimshospices.org or set up a Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com or Text to Donate to: CRUN17 £5 to 70070 (or specify the amount of your choice).
For more information contact Karen Kenward at email@example.com or call 01843 233 934