DM PR & Marketing wore white t-shirts and sported multi-coloured jewelled faces as we excitedly embarked on the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run, on Saturday 22nd June. The flagship summer fundraising event was held at Westpoint Arena between 11am-3pm. It was a beautiful sunny day which really amplified the explosion of coloured powder paint we were all covered in.
The day was filled with family, friends and colleagues with anyone over the age of 5 years old being able to join in. Our team was made up of Chloe, Charley, Charlotte and her daughter Ava. The course could be walked, jogged or run, the only condition was that everyone smiled as they were showered with colourful bursts of paint at different coloured paint stations set up around the course. We certainly had lots of fun!
Spirits were high throughout the day with the event village at Westpoint open from 11am, with face painters, a bouncy castle, fun tents with games and tombola’s and music from Radio Exe. There was also food and drink available, as well as plenty of colourful rainbow merchandise.
At the heart of the day was the Children’s Hospice South West, that has been caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions for more than 25 years. They are dedicated to ‘making the most of short and precious lives’ through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and their families across the South West.
It costs around £10million a year to run the charity’s three hospices in North Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall, and around 85 per cent of that comes through fundraising. The care offered at each of the hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching the lives of the children and their family.
The money raised from taking part in this day will ‘help us to make wonderful memories for more than 500 families across the South West whose children have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions” said the Event Fundraiser, Jayne Jarrett.
Chloe Glencross, PR & Marketing Executive from DM PR & Marketing added “It was such a successful and playful event, everyone left happy and covered in every colour of the rainbow. We all received a medal for finishing the course but knowing that we had helped raise money for such a wonderful charity was the best reward.”