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Second Colour Run for young hospice fundraiser

This May a young fundraiser and her mother will be showering themselves in powdered paint as they take part in a local hospice’s second Carlisle Colour Run event.

On Sunday 8 May Keira Barnard, 3, will be joining thousands of other fundraisers on the start line at Carlisle Racecourse for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice’s second Colour Run event. Last year Keira completed the event using her balance bike, but she hopes to walk and run around the 5km course this time.

Keira’s mother Re explains, “I like to support the local community and the important work the hospice does in the community.

“Last year I had twins 4 months before the event and I wanted to do something which meant I could spend time with Keira. I explained to her about the Colour Run and she wanted to have a go.”

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Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw’s second Carlisle Colour Run is the perfect event for all of the family as it is not about setting the fastest time, it is about having fun. Whether you run, walk, dance, conga or balance bike around the 5km route, you can help the hospice make a difference in your local community.

During the event fundraisers will be transformed from a blank canvas in a white t-shirt into a rainbow of colour as they pass through the powder paint stations, where fundraisers will be showered in coloured powder paint. The paint is made from cornstarch and fully tested cosmetic dyes.

Last year’s Colour Run events in Carlisle and Kendal raised over £80,000 to help the hospice provide support, care and activities to adults and children with life limiting illnesses. Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw hope to better this amount in 2016 by attracting more than 2,000 people to Carlisle Racecourse for the kaleidoscopic day of fundraising.

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Re continued, “Keira is excited about taking part in the event this year too. She thinks its fun and is looking forward to getting the sun glasses at the Colour Run. She also understands people are giving her money to take part in the event.”

If you would like to sponsor Keira, who attends High Hesket School nursery, please visit her Virgin Money Giving page.