Registration for island’s first colour run opening this month By Ivo Le Maistre Smith on Thursday 17 March 2016 Registration for island’s first colour run opening this month Image

Photograph by Gary Grimshaw, Photo Reportage

 

Islanders will have the chance to register for Jersey’s first ever colour run from 24th March.

The Dandara Colour Fun Run in aid of Family Nursing & Home Care is set to take place along St Aubin’s Bay on Sunday 5th June. There are 800 spaces available for the inaugural event, which will see participants being showered with coloured paint as they make their way along a five-kilometre stretch of the beach.

The paint, which is made of biodegradable corn starch and comes in five colours, will be thrown from colour stations along the route. Each colour is being sponsored by a local organisation; the headline sponsor Dandara is blue, UBS is red, JTC is purple, The Enhance Group is green and NED Bank is neon yellow.

FNHC’s fundraising manager, Ivo Le Maistre Smith, is urging Islanders who would like to take part in the run to register quickly to avoid disappointment.

‘As this is the first year of the Dandara Colour Fun Run we have had to restrict the number of spaces available to 800. We’ve received a lot of interest in the event on our Facebook page, which is fantastic, but as a result we’d encourage people to register early to make sure they don’t miss out,’ he said.

‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our headline sponsor, Dandara, and our colour sponsors UBS, JTC, Enhance Group and NED Bank, as without their help the event wouldn’t be possible. It’s going to be a fantastic community event and one that is unique in Jersey. The focus is entirely on people having fun and raising money to help FNHC provide community nursing in Jersey.’

Tickets for the Dandara Colour Fun Run cost £20 and will be available to book on the charity’s website from 24th March.

All proceeds from the run will go towards the funding of FNHC’s frontline services. FNHC touches the lives of more Islanders than any other charity, helping children, their families, the sick, the elderly and the dying.

In addition to the entry fee, participants will be encouraged to raise money for the charity through sponsorships from friends, family and colleagues.

Martin Clancy, Managing Director of Dandara Jersey, commented ‘We are delighted to be involved in the inaugural colour run, helping to raise money for such a worthwhile charity. We hope this will be a great day out.'