The cash raised for Trinity Hospice from its first Colour Splash run has topped a staggering £67,000.
That’s more than three times the amount officials of the palliative care facility for the Fylde predicted ahead of the event in July.
The run, held to mark Trinity’s 30th anniversary, attracted a sellout attendance of almost 2,000, including many families, who covered a 5km circular course along St Annes seafront from Starr Gate.
Initial hopes had been that the run would raise £20,000 for Trinity funds via sponsorship, but after indications on the day that figure could be doubled, money collected rapidly climbed past the £50,000 mark as sponsorship cash was collected.
As the total reached £67,300 this week, Trinity spokesman Shirley Morgan said: “Wow! We knew we had gone over the £50,000 but, with most of the money now in and the total at £67,300, that’s an incredible result.
“We will be back bigger and even better than this year and we are currently looking at tide times and north beach access for 2016 to decide on dates.”
Linzi Young, Trinity’s head of fund-raising, added: “It’s a quite amazing effort by everyone involved.
“As a new event for our 30th birthday year, it really captured people’s imagination.
“Putting that figure into context, it covers more than half of what we must spend each year on medical equipment and supplies.”
Trinity’s next big fund-rasing event will be the Santa Dash, setting off from Blackpool’s Sandcastle Water Park, on Sunday December 6,
The entry fee of £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for families , will include a Santa suit and commemorative medal.
Details are available at www.trinityhospice.co.uk/events.