Trinity beach event makes a real Splash

Antonia Hawkins of the Trinity Hospice fund-raising team (right) gets set for Colour Splash on St Annes beach with family members Liam Hawkins,'Olivia Hawkins and Lucia Simone
Antonia Hawkins of the Trinity Hospice fund-raising team (right) gets set for Colour Splash on St Annes beach with family members Liam Hawkins,'Olivia Hawkins and Lucia Simone
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A colourful event set for its debut in St Annes next month has prompted a dazzling response - and anyone still wishing to take part is being urged to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Trinity Hospice is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the Colour Splash event on North Beach on July 25.

Some 1,200 people have already declared an interest in taking part and there are just 200 places left.

Colour Splash, being held on the same day as the opening St Annes Kite Festival, will start at Starr Gate and take joggers along the beach towards St Annes on a 5km circular course.

In addition to a runner number, all entrants will receive a pouch of powder paint to start their colour splurge, plus a pair of sunglasses. At each kilometre there will be a powder paint shower station, so by the finish competitors will be wearing every colour of the rainbow - they simply turn up in a white T-shirt and colour themselves in.

There will be music at the start, with the aim is to generate a great party atmosphere and all proceeds will go to Trinity in its 30th anniversary year.

Linzi Young, Trinity’s head of fund-raising, said: “I’m amazed at how it has captured everyone’s imagination. We have participants across the age range – from primary school children to pensioners – which will give it such a fantastic community feel. I would urge people to sign up quickly, as there may not be any places left if they leave it until the actual day.”

Entry details from www.trinityhospice.co.uk/coloursplash or (01253) 359362. All under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.