HOSPICE at Home West Cumbria have kicked off this season’s Mini Colour Runs last week, already visiting local schools in the area; St Gregory’s and St Patricks Workington, Dearham Primary School and Hensingham Primary School.

The children tied their laces, put their sunglasses on and ran across their school field getting showered in clouds of coloured powdered paint. So far the events have been a success, with loud screams and beaming smiles.

This season, the charity has 9 events taking place at various schools across West Cumbria over the next coming months. The mini colour runs have grown since they first started with only 1 school taking part in 2015. 

Times and Star: LOVE: Kimberley Horricks and son JacobLOVE: Kimberley Horricks and son Jacob

Kimberley Horricks and son Jacob were the first to line up at the start for the colour run at St Gregory’s Primary School in Workington. The pair who had personalised their own t-shirts for the event were eager to hit the track and be covered in a rainbow of colours. Kimberley said: “Jacob is super excited to get going and has been shouting 1, 2, 3 go all morning! He has autism but that isn’t stopping him taking part in the colour run – he has also raised over £100 in sponsor money to support the hospice!”

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Ellie Mcmillan, Communications Co-ordinator said: “The atmosphere at the schools are fantastic. It is great to see so many people get involved, from students, teachers, parents and volunteers. We are so excited to continue visiting schools across West Cumbria for some fun”.