06 March 2017
Hawksford Wills & Probate sponsor the 2017 Colour Run in aid of Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC).
As many as 1,200 people will be able to participate, which will take place on Saturday, 17 June and will see participants being showered with coloured paint as they make their way along a five-kilometre stretch of Jersey's St Aubin's Bay. Registration is open from 24 March via the charity's website www.fnhc.org.je.
FNHC's Fundraising Manager, Ivo Le Maistre Smith, is urging people who would like to take part in the run to register quickly to avoid disappointment. Last year's event, which raised over £25,000 and is helping to fund the provision of a new paediatric care worker, was a sell out.
'This is the second year of the Dandara Colour Run and the launch event was so popular we had a lot of disappointed people contacting us right up to the day of the event looking for cancellation spaces. We are pleased to have been given permission to increase the capacity from 800 to 1200 people. To avoid disappointment register early!
'I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our headline sponsor, Dandara, and our colour sponsors BNP Paribas, Enhance Group, Hawksford and UBS as without their help the event wouldn't be possible. The Colour Run is a fantastic family event and last year's run really captured people's imaginations and made quite a spectacle for those watching along Victoria Avenue. We will also be welcoming volunteers as putting on an event of this scale requires a significant amount of organisation, so any offers of support would be gratefully received,' said Mr Le Maistre Smith.
Martin Clancy, managing director of Dandara Jersey, said: 'Dandara is thrilled that the Colour Run is returning, and that so many more people will be able to participate. We thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the launch event and look forward to turning St Aubin's Bay in to a riot of colour in support of the important work that FNHC delivers in our community.'
The paint, which is made of biodegradable corn starch and comes in five colours, will be thrown from colour stations along the route.
Tickets for the Dandara Colour Run will remain £20. All proceeds from the run will go towards the funding of FNHC's frontline services. FNHC touches the lives of more Islanders than any other charity, helping children, their families, the sick, the elderly and the dying.
In addition to the entry fee, participants will be encouraged to raise money for the charity through sponsorships from friends, family and colleagues.