Droitwich's first Colour Run for Sight Concern hailed a success - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich's first Colour Run for Sight Concern hailed a success

Droitwich Editorial 12th Jul, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

THERE was a multi-coloured jamboree on Saturday (July 4) when more than 300 people decided to ‘Go Bright for Sight’ in Droitwich’s Lido Park.

The Colour Run – a 5km run or walk to raise funds for Sight Concern – saw participants begin all in white but by the time they reached the finish line, they were all well and truly covered and coloured.

Fiona Blake, Sight Concern’s fund-raising manager, said: “All of us at the charity are delighted with the event.

“We’re so grateful to the people of Droitwich who made us so welcome and took part with great gusto and to the mayor who sprayed the crowd with blue paint and started the run.”

She also praised the ‘generous sponsors’. They included Fortis Living, Modus Creative, First Solution and Novus Solutions, the course designers – Droitwich Athletics Club – the Lions Club, the bowling club, the volunteers, the Rivers for providing the warm-up and the rapid relief team for marshalling and generally helping out.

Rachel Shaw from Fortis Living said it was great to be involved and to see so many people of all ages and abilities taking part in the run for such a great cause.

One visually impaired participants was Shirley Sheridan, who lost her sight almost overnight at the age of 31.

She said she thought her life was over but was introduced to Sight Concern which has given her a lot of support.

“Since being in contact with the charity my list of achievements just keeps growing.

“Who’d have thought I’d be having so much fun alongside everyone else,” she added.

The next local Colour Run is in Redditch’s Arrow Valley Country Park on September 5.

Tickets, which include the cost of the Paint Stations, entertainment and a pair of neon sunglasses, are £10 for adults, £7 for children, £8 for students and £29 for a family ticket. Each participant is also asked to raise a minimum of £15 in sponsorship.

The Go Bright For Sight Colour Run is open to all ages. Anyone with a visual impairment will be particularly welcome and the charity will aim to match them with a sighted guide.

For more, or to enter, visit: www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332902.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Droitwich Standard.


Advertise with the Droitwich Standard to reach your audience

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Droitwich Standard.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.