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Business sponsors step up to support colourful event

A trio of local businesses have teamed up to pledge their support to Alice House Hospice’s annual Colour Run event, taking place on 22 June at Seaton Carew.

Exwold, Tata and Specsavers are the event’s official sponsors for 2019. Now in its fifth year, the charity fun run of approximately 5km is open to all ages and abilities; participants will be showered with multi-coloured powdered paint along the route.

All three businesses are long term supporters of Alice House with Specsavers being regular sponsors of both the Hospice’s Colour Run and Trees of Remembrance events.

Tata and Exwold are respectively, Patrons and Corporate Partners of the charity and both have engaged with a number of fundraising initiatives during their lengthy relationships.

Hospice Fundraiser Greg Hildreth said “We are very fortunate to have the sponsorship of these three great organisations for the Colour Run, as well as their ongoing support. This kind of funding offsets event running costs which means that all of the money raised by the supporters taking part goes directly towards providing care to our patients and their families.

It is fantastic that locally based businesses are able to support their community in this way, especially during these challenging times. On behalf of everyone at Alice House I would like to express our deepest gratitude.”

The event is expected to attract around 300 runners and will also have music and entertainment from 10am on the day. Since it began in 2015, the Colour Run has raised around £40,000 for local Hospice care.  

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