Thousands add colour to lockdown with virtual rainbow run for Children’s Hospice South West
- Credit: Children's Hospice South West
Thousands of people brought a splash of colour to lockdown by taking part in a virtual Rainbow Run, raising more than £70,000 for charity.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) was ‘humbled’ by the response after around 2,000 people took part in a virtual rainbow run.
People across the South West dressed up in multi-coloured attire for walking, running, swimming rowing or scooting their own 5k.
A number of fundraising events for the charity, including an actual rainbow run in Exeter, had to be cancelled due to coronavirus.
Kiley Pearce, events fundraiser for CHSW, said: “We were so overwhelmed by the number of people who took part in the Virtual Rainbow Run of their own accord, and of course the incredible amount they have raised.
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“The engagement from people on social media over the weekend was just fantastic and it was humbling to see so many people getting involved.”
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