Last updated: 31st Jul 2017.
Originally published: 9th Jun 2017
?Go Bright for Sight Colour Run? returns to Redditch
The Go Bright for Sight 5K Colour Run returns for the third time on Sunday 10th September to the stunning location of Arrow Valley Country Park. Starting off dressed in white, participants can run, jog, walk or dance their way through the Paint Stations! Everyone is fully covered in paint and smiles by the time they reach the finish line, having raised money for local sight loss charity Sight Concern Worcestershire.
Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager for the charity says, ?We have such wonderful memories from last year, we can?t wait to set about painting even more people red, blue, green and purple as they pass through our Paint Stations en route! She added, ?We?re delighted that Hayward Wright, Specsavers Redditch and Modus, are joining us again as Paint Station sponsors and we are thrilled to welcome Southco and Midland Plumbing Supplies who are sponsoring our Tshirts and Race Arch. We have one more Paint Station left to sponsor, who could this be?
Alistair Hayward-Wright, Managing Director of local accountants Hayward Wright says ?We are proud to be associated with the Sight Concern Colour run again this year, it?s always a great event supporting an important charity and all of the staff involved always have a fantastic day completely covering runners in Purple Paint!?
Chief Officer of Sight Concern, Jenny Gage explains ?The Go Bright for Sight Colour Run is open to all ages ? walkers and runners - and is accessible to all. Anyone with a visual impairment will be particularly welcome. Sight Concern will be recruiting sighted guides to enable people with sight loss to participate, and be an active part of their local community. Money raised enables us to offer advice, information, support, skills training and social and leisure activities?.
Michelle Coyle, Sight Concern Redditch Advice officer says ?We offer support services in Redditch for those affected by sight loss. We have a weekly peer support group in Redditch for support with sight loss and advice on services available, aids and equipment and much more! To contact Michelle, please call 07505 766850 or 01905 723245.
Entry fees, which include the Paint Stations, entertainment and a pair of neon sunglasses, are £13 adults, £7.50 children (age three and under free), students £8.50. A family ticket is £33. The entry fee helps towards the cost of putting on the event. We encourage all participants to raise as much sponsorship as possible to help our work, supporting local blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Enter online at: www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902. Tickets must be booked in advance.
Notes to Editors
- Sight Concern Worcestershire ? 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester WR1 1LH. t: 01905 723245 Website: http://sightconcern.co.uk
- Every year, 200 people will be registered as blind or partially sighted in Worcestershire.
- There are 19,160 people in Worcestershire living with ?significant sight loss?.
- Sight Concern Worcestershire is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of blind and partially sighted in the county; we have been successfully supporting people with sight loss for more than 130 years.
- As a registered charity we rely heavily on the support of the public, in terms of income and volunteering, to deliver our services.