Lincolnshire’s colorful charity event returns to the show ground for 2022

The Color Dash event is back for a sixth year, promising to be bigger and better than ever! Rejoin Saint Barnabas Hospice Saturday 14e May at the Lincolnshire Showground.

This year, the Hospice Saint-Barnabé celebrates its 40th anniversary. To honor the occasion, the Hospice is bringing back the popular Color Dash event with more paint powder than ever and a goal to raise £150,000 for patient care.

The pandemic has seen frontline staff, like those at St Barnabas, being celebrated and thanked with rainbows. Sign up for this year’s Color Dash and experience the joy of being covered in the colors of the rainbow while completing a fun 5K run. You will raise much-needed funds so nurses at St Barnabas can continue to provide life-saving care to vulnerable patients in Lincolnshire.

The Color Dash is a fun, untimed 5km race around the Lincolnshire Showground, with participants covered in colourful, eco-friendly paint powder every kilometer. It is designed so fans can have fun with friends and family, without the pressure to complete all or part of the course; you can run, walk, dance or hop on the course.

The Color Dash would not have been possible without the kind support of Western Power Distribution and the Lincolnshire Showground.

Early bird tickets are priced at just £5 for children (under 16) and £15 for adults. They are available until the end of February.

The Lincolnshire Showground will be a hive of activity on that day, with food, drink and merchandise stalls, music and a fun stage warm-up, the chance to see you on the big screen and more !

Photo courtesy of Instinctive Photography

ALL NEW for this year, St Barnabas will host its first donation station at the Color Dash. They ask each supporter to bring a bag of good quality items to donate to their charity stores if they can. These can be dropped off throughout the day with the Retail team.

To express your interest in becoming an exhibitor, please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/colourdash-interest and the fundraising team will contact you.

Jayne Denham participated in the Color Dash in memory of her beloved husband. She says:

“When the end was near for Nige, the nurses knew and there was absolutely no sense of panic. They made sure it was as painless and comfortable as possible. As his breathing became less and less deep, I started to sing to him, and then he left. I remember falling to my knees at this point and the nurses held and rocked me.

“Nigel had a great death and I’m so grateful to have been able to be with him and witness his transition. Everyone at Hospice has given so much to my family.

“Later that year, I signed up to participate in the Color Dash with our children, my sister-in-law and a few friends. We all had t-shirts with Nigel’s face and the words ‘be more Nige’ on them. the front.

“What an experience when you set off and covered yourself in colored paint powder every kilometer! It was a great opportunity to get dirty, laugh and be colorful. There was a real buzz in the air and such a sense of togetherness.

“As I passed through the finish, my heart was pounding really hard, the tears from my eyes falling freely. The splashes of color painted rainbows of joy and pride, not only for lost love but also for every soul missed on this most incredible shared day.

Buy your tickets quickly to take advantage of early bird rates. Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/color dash

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