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Big smiles and splashes galore at this year's Colour Blast

Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date published: 25 September 2018


Hundreds of people turned out at a sun-drenched Alexandra Park for the third annual Dr Kershaw's Hospice 'Colour Blast'.

Revellers and competitors turned out in force in fancy dress, with ducks, bears and cowboys among those spotted.

There was stage entertainment from The Annie Luv Experience and the cast from Joseph at the Grange Theatre, while Anne Kirkpatrick, from Anna’s Dance, warmed up all the competitors just before the fun run started at 1pm.

Runners ran twice around the park, while at the same time being pelted with paint at various “paint stations” situated around the course.

Families thoroughly enjoyed the day once again, with bouncy castles, fairground rides, food and drink keeping everyone happy.

The latest epic 'Colour Blast' event was once again hosted by Elliot Eastwick and Di Lynham from Revolution’s Breakfast Show.

Elliot said: “It was another amazing turnout for Colour Blast. 

Colour Blast

"It’s my favourite event of the year – and once again, we’ve been so lucky with the weather. 

"The sun shone on us again!”

Award-winning Keira Arnold from Keira’s Wishes was there.

She has raised lots of money for Dr Kershaw's after they cared for her dad.

All profits from the day went to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.


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