A riot of colour at hospice Colour Splash

Golden sands were painted every colour of the rainbow at Trinity Hospice's Colour Splash fun run.

Monday, 1st August 2016, 8:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 12:49 pm
Photo Neil Cross Trinity Hospice colour splash fun run along the beach between Starr Gate and St Annes

Supporters rallied in their thousands from Starr Gate to St Annes, pelting each other with brightly-coloured powder to raise money for the Bispham hospice, which cares for terminally ill adults and children across the Fylde coast.

Shirley Morgan, staff worker at Trinity Hospice, said: “It was absolutely brilliant.

“Last year we were completely sold out with 1,600 people, and this year we got 2,000 people taking part, which was just incredible.

Photo Neil Cross Trinity Hospice colour splash fun run along the beach between Starr Gate and St Annes

“It will be a few weeks before all the sponsorship money comes in.

“Last year we raised £70,000 which was mindblowing, so if we can match that this year
it will be overwhelming.

“It was a wonderful event at the beach and it really captures people’s imaginations. We had a warm-up at the start and everybody was dancing.

“It was a real festival atmosphere.

Photo Neil Cross Trinity Hospice colour splash fun run along the beach between Starr Gate and St Annes

“I saw several people wearing wearing T-shirts with pictures of loved ones on and it’s a reminder than we canhave a lot of fun but there’s still a serious message behind it.

“I’d just like to thank everyone who took part, whether it was in memory of a family member or just for fun.”