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Hundreds rush to help Harrogate hospice

Hundreds rush to help Harrogate hospice

Published at 6:02am 21st June 2016. (Updated at 3:51pm 21st June 2016)

More than 1,000 people have turned out for a fundraising event near Harrogate to support families living with terminal illness and bereavement.

They took in part the third Colour Rush 5K at Ripley Castle, with all proceeds going to Saint Michael's Hospice.

Sponsored by CNG and hosted by Stray FM's Will Smith and Chris Dean, the event saw families, groups, workmates, friends and couples covered in pink, red, yellow and blue powder paint.

The course also featured fun obstacles and York band Blind Eye took to the stage.

Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Saint Michael's Hospice, said: "We are delighted at the amazing response to the Colour Rush - it's fantastic to see hundreds of people having so much fun while supporting their local hospice care charity.

"We are very grateful to our tremendous team of volunteers who helped on the day, to all the local businesses and organisations who supported us and, of course, all those who took part in the event and collected sponsorship."

The money raised by Colour Rushers will help Saint Michael's continue to deliver its vital services to more than 2,000 local people each year.

Services include specialised support at home, day therapy, an inpatient unit, lymphoedema support and treatment, and bereavement and emotional well-being support to adults, children and young people.

Colour Rush

Fundraisers warming up for the Colour Rush at Ripley Castle