The end of September was the much-awaited date of the Northampton Colour Run, supported by Opus Energy in aid of Rainbows children and young people’s hospice.
After much organisation and promotion, signing up volunteers and planning every paint-powdered inch, we’re delighted to report that it was a great success and a massive mess!
Nearly 200 people of all ages showed up at the Northampton Racecourse, which is nearby the Opus Energy headquarters. The crowd was ready and raring to hit the 5k course, after a warm-up led by one of our star volunteers, and every single one came out the other side looking like a human rainbow.
This is the first time that Opus Energy has supported an event of this kind, and there couldn’t be a more worthy cause that it has helped.
Rainbows is a hospice for children and young people based in the East Midlands – in fact, it’s the only one of its kind. The hospice is a place where children can go to receive palliative care, receive highly-specialised clinical care, provide support for families and – most importantly – provide a positive atmosphere where laughter and love are encouraged to provide valuable quality of life.
The pennies are still being counted and as soon as a grand total has been confirmed we will announce it on our social media channels.
In the meantime, many congratulations to all runners, walkers and paint-throwers who took part and special thanks to all organisers and volunteers on the day. Your kind efforts are much appreciated, and we hope the day helped to make your September that little bit more colourful.