18 September 2017
Balloons, snow, powder paint and confetti were among a variety of fun materials showered on pupils along a mile route during Cumbria’s first Sensory Colour Run in June. And it was all for a great cause, raising money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria.
WYG proudly sponsored and attended the event held at Mayfield school, Whitehaven. Craig Hatch, Divisional Director, WYG, recently presented the cheque to Carol Robertson, Fundraising Office Manager. Craig’s son Fraser attended Mayfield School and can be seen enjoying the fun in the video below.
Alex Grainger, Principal Project Manager at WYG in Cockermouth, attended the colourful event: “It was a fantastic day and very rewarding to see the enjoyment had by all. We would like to extend our thanks to Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Mayfield School for the time and effort spent in organising the event and hope this was reflected in the money raised for a great cause.”
Stella Walsh, fundraiser for Hospice at Home West Cumbria, said: "We’d like to thank all staff and pupils for making their Sensory Colour Run such a huge success. It was a fantastic afternoon, with a lively atmosphere and lots of smiles all around. This would not have been possible without the support from WYG, Cockermouth, who very kindly sponsored the event and attended on the afternoon. Thanks to all concerned for the support of Hospice at Home West Cumbria.”
Hospice at Home West Cumbria was established in 1987 to provide first class palliative care for local people, give support to their loved ones, and help families to cope with bereavement. Every year their vital services cost more than £1.2million, and only a quarter of this comes from the NHS – the remainder has to be raised through their fundraising activities and charity shops. All money raised from the event will help Hospice at Home West Cumbria to carry on providing their services free of charge to the local community.
For more information about Hospice at Home West Cumbria, visit their website and watch the video below.