Children’s Hospice “Rainbow Run”, 19th – 20th June.

Help your local children’s hospice reach pot of gold this summer.

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce plans for its ‘Rainbow Run Your Way’ fundraiser on 19 – 20 June 2021.

Rainbow Run has become an event synonymous with sunny days and explosions of colour across three different locations in the South West, including at Westpoint in Exeter. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event went virtual, and around 2,000 people raised an incredible £100,000 for the charity. This year, participants will be encouraged to once again take on the Rainbow Run in their own way.

Open to absolutely anyone who wants to get involved, CHSW is encouraging participants to pick a route of any distance and complete it however they wish. It will be a chance to don a bright outfit and complete your distance by running, skipping, walking, skating or riding and have fun along the way. Over the Rainbow Run weekend, the aim will be to collectively raise £30,000 for each of the charity’s three children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall, a poignant target to reach for the charity’s 30th anniversary year.

This free, fun and very colourful fundraiser is kindly being sponsored by Ann’s Cottage and The Exeter; it is a fantastic way to show your support for CHSW during its 30th anniversary year and will also mark the start of national Children’s Hospice Week.

Kiley Pearce, Event Fundraiser at CHSW, said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who got involved last year. We could see from social media that everyone really embraced the fun and colour that Rainbow Runs are all about. To be able to raise £30,000 for each of our hospices in our 30th anniversary year really would be very special, and would help us to ensure that local children and families can continue to receive the vital care they so desperately need now and in the future.”

It is free to take part in this event, but CHSW encourages everyone to register on its website to ensure they have access to event information and free resources. If participants raise £15 or more in sponsorship, they will be sent a 30th anniversary commemorative medal after the event.

For more information and to register visit www.chsw.org.uk/rainbow

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