Colour Dash making its way back to King’s Lynn

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Hundreds of runners are set to make their way through clouds of paint when the Lynn colour dash returns to The Walks for a second year.

The event, which will raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), will take place on Sunday, April 23.

Last year, the dash raised more than £20,000 with over 1,000 participants.

Emma Taylor, EACH Norfolk community fundraiser, said: “We’re very excited to be launching tickets for this event.

“As anyone who’s taken part before knows, it’s an impressive sight and great fun for all the family.

“There’s no competitive aspect, so you can run, jog or walk the five kilometres – just be prepared to get covered in coloured powder paint.

“It creates truly impressive multi-coloured results.

“Tickets are expected to sell quickly so please secure yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and take advantage of our special early bird offer.”

Colour dashes are five-kilometre (3.1-mile) fun runs – the ‘fun’ aspect being that participants are showered with clouds of coloured powder paint as they run and Lynn will be one of nine places in the region to hold one.

Last summer, more than 5,300 runners took part across seven locations, raising £150,000.

There is an early bird ticket price for the dash event which closes on March 12.

To book your place Lynn dash, visit: www.each.org.uk or contact the Norfolk fundraising team on 01953 666767.

For more details on the dash and the charity’s care services, visit www.each.org.uk

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. For both families accessing care and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time.

It was also announced this week that Dobbies would have EACH as its official charity partner for the year.

Victoria Emden, community champion at Dobbies Garden Centre, said: “We are all really looking forward to starting a new partnership with East Anglian Childrens Hospice’s.

Sophie Mayes, spokeswoman for EACH said: “We were thrilled to find out we had been selected as the new local charity partner for Dobbies in King’s Lynn.

“It’s the support of retailers like Dobbies and its customers that help.”

Dobbies raised more than £77,800 for its local charity partners across the UK during the last financial year.

“We know our customers will get behind this cause and we hope to raise enough to make a real difference to the charity.”