Hospice Mini Colour Run 2016
Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria – May 2016
Coombe & Sharpe were delighted to sponsor the Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria at Jericho Primary School. Children, parents and staff took part in the 400m race being showered in colourful powder paint in return for a small fee plus additional sponsorship to support the charity, with a total of £5000 raised.
Over 240 pupils aged from 3 to 11 took part in the race which was started by Paul Coombe, partner and director at Coombe & Sharpe.
Jericho’s headteacher Shaun Monaghan said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Hospice at Home West Cumbria by taking part in this innovative event. Many of our families have been touched in some way by the charity and lots of our teaching staff care deeply about the cause. Our children are always up for some excitement and fun but they are also a very caring lot and they enjoy raising money for people in need.”
Christina Cremins, HHWC’s marketing manager said: “We are overwhelmed at the amount of money the Jericho School children have raised through their colour run, £5,000 really is outstanding! It was fantastic to see the whole school get behind the event and put so much effort in to supporting our cause. A big thank you to sponsors Coombe & Sharpe who ensured that every penny raised on the day went to our cause.”
Paul Coombe said of the event: “We were delighted to sponsor today’s event and it’s been great to come down and see all the kids taking part and having fun. We started our company 28 years ago and in that time we have done lots of work in the area, helping us to slowly expand and get to where we are today. It’s so important that businesses get involved in community activities like this – it’s great to be able to give something back.”
For more information on Hospice at Home West Cumbria and its services contact 01900 873173. Full Whitehaven News article can be seen here.