Hundreds enjoy hospice colour run

Hundreds enjoy hospice colour run

HUNDREDS of families were covered head-to-toe in paint at Kirkwood Hospice’s annual Colour Rush on Sunday.

They were doused in rainbow-coloured powdered paint before running, walking or dancing round the 5km course at Birstall’s Oakwell Hall Country Park.

Kirkwood Hospice then put on a family fun day with stalls and entertainment.

Dewsbury grandma and granddaughter Sandra McGrath and Eve Szwarc, 13, took part in memory of Sandra’s husband, who died in 1993.

Sandra said: “My husband was diagnosed with cancer and a doctor came from Kirkwood to see him. I’m a member of the Kirkwood Lottery and I’ll always support Kirkwood. It’s a fun event and it’s our third time taking part.”

All the money raised on the day will go towards patient care at Kirkwood.

Event organiser Kathryn Box said: “It’s a great way for people to support Kirkwood and raise funds to help us care for local people.

“Thank you to everyone who has taken part and covered themselves in colour for Kirkwood. Your support will make a huge difference.”

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