Go Bright for Sight Colour Run’ returns to Droitwich

The Go Bright for Sight 5K Colour Run, which took Droitwich by storm last year, returns for the second time on Saturday 25th June at Droitwich Lido Park. Starting off dressed in white, participants can run, jog, walk or dance their way through the Paint Stations! Everyone is fully covered in paint and smiles by the time they reach the finish line, having raised money for local sight loss charity Sight Concern Worcestershire.

AKW Colour Run 2016 Image 1Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager for the charity, says, “We had such a memorable time last year. We’re excited about painting even more people red, blue, green and purple as they pass through our Paint Stations en route! She added, “We’re delighted that Fortis Living are joining us again as Blue Paint Station sponsors and we are thrilled to welcome our new Red Paint Station sponsor, AKW. “

Chris Colley, Communities Officer for Fortis Living, said, “We’re really pleased to be sponsoring the Go Bright for Sight Colour Run again this year. It was a fabulous event last year and it was great to see friends and families coming together to have fun and raise funds for a valuable local charity.”

Jacqui Morley-Brooker, PR Lead at AKW, said, “Our business manufactures and supplies kitchen and bathroom products for people who live with reduced mobility and sensory awareness, including for those who live with reduced vision. So, we couldn’t think of a better way to support our local community and a cause which is very close to our hearts than support Sight Concern’s 2016 Colour Run. Our staff couldn’t wait to get involved and so as well as manning our Red Paint Station, some of our staff will be part of ‘Team AKW’ who will participate in the run itself, raise additional sponsorship and have loads of fun in the process!”

Chief Officer of Sight Concern, Jenny Gage, explains, “The Go Bright for Sight Colour Run is open to all ages – walkers and runners - and is accessible to all. Anyone with a visual impairment will be particularly welcome. Sight Concern will be recruiting sighted guides to enable people with sight loss to participate, and be an active part of their local community. Money raised enables us to offer advice, information, support, skills training and social and leisure activities.”

Entry fees, which include the cost of the Paint Stations, entertainment and a pair of neon sunglasses, are £11 adults, £7.50 children (age three and under free), students £8.50. A family ticket is £29, teams of ten or more are £10. The entry fee helps towards the cost of putting on the event. Sight Concern is asking all participants to raise as much sponsorship as possible to help its work, supporting local blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Enter online at: www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902. Tickets must be booked in advance.

To sponsor Team AKW in the colour run, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/akwcolourrun.

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