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Fun in the sun for colour run

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Hundreds of people turned Bramham Park into a kaleidoscope of colour at the weekend when they took part in the Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People Colour Run.

More than 400 runners ran through a rainbow of seven colour stations on the 3.5km course in the blazing sunshine, all to raise money for the Boston Spa-based charity.

Ellie Barker, event fundraiser at Martin House, said: “It was an absolutely brilliant day, the weather was gorgeous, we had a great turnout and everyone looked so fantastic.

“We had some terrific feedback from people taking part, which was lovely to hear.”

Fundraisers are still counting the money raised from the event.

Martin House supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire, and their families at its hospice on Grove Road.

Ellie added: “We’d like to thank everyone who came and took part and raised sponsorship money, and also our paint station sponsors, Branded3, Levi Solicitors, Thorpe Park Hotel and Kettlewell Fuels.”

The hopsice has nine bedrooms in Martin House and six in Whitby Lodge, which cares for teenagers and young adults up to the age of 30.

Services include respite stays, sympton control, emergency, community and end of life care. It costs in excess of £8million a year to provide the care, the majority of which comes from donations and fundraising.

There is no cost to any of the families using the services at Martin House.