GALLERY: Weston's first Colour Run

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:48 05 May 2014

Weston Hospicecare

Weston Hospicecare

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CLOUDS of colour exploded on the beach during Weston Hospicecare's fantastic first Colour Run.

There were 1,500 willing runners who raised £40,000 for the charity for Sunday’s event, which is the first of its kind in the South West.

Rainbows of vibrant powder paint transformed runners during the kaleidoscopic event on Uphill Beach.

Crowds gathered at the start of the race dressed in white, along with a team of bananas and a storm trooper, and ran either 5km or 10km while being showered with powder paint.

Hospicecare fundraiser Claire Dibben said: “The atmosphere was incredible. The mass paint throw at the start was spectacular and those few seconds will stay with me for a long time.

“We cannot thank our Weston colour runners enough for coming along, showing their support, and getting into the spirit of the day.”

The event was so successful it will be returning next year.

More than 100 volunteers helped on the day and businesses The Grand Pier, The Breeze, Freak Events and Bloxham and Barlow, RJ Entertainment and The Kings Ferry all lent a hand.

The money raised will help the hospice to carry out its work caring for terminally ill patients in the community.

For pictures of the event, click on the gallery link in the top right hand corner.

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