St. Margaret’s Hospice’s award-winning Glitter Run is back – this time with even more fun in store for families, friends and colleagues in search of a challenge.
The Glitter Run Remix is a sparkly and colourful 5k fun run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint. It is coming to Wincanton on Sunday, May 19, Wells on Sunday, June 9, and Taunton on Sunday, July 7.
More than 2,000 people took part in the Glitter Run, which was named Community Event of the Year at the 2018 Believe in Somerset Awards.
Events fundraiser Sonia Bateman said: “The response to our original Glitter Run was amazing, making it one of our most popular fundraising events ever. This year we’re making it even more exciting for our fantastic supporters by remixing our popular Glitter Run, Bubble Rush and Colour Run events to create a truly memorable day out.
“Not only will people be running, walking, dancing or skipping through glitter, they’ll enjoy a foam-tastic time going through bubble stations before finishing with a powder paint party. We’ve also added a new venue this year, so even more people can take part.”
Western Power Distribution (WPD) is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Glitter Run Remix, continuing its support for St. Margaret’s Hospice. It follows a volunteering project which saw the firm’s apprentices collect 2,000 bags of donations for the charity’s shops across Somerset, as well as completing a major renovation of its retail distribution warehouse.
Tracy Carr, corporate communications officer from WPD, said: “The Glitter Run Remix is a great opportunity for families, friends and colleagues to support the amazing care given to patients and their families at the hospice while enjoying a colourful and eventful day.”
Sonia added: “We are delighted that Western Power Distribution’s ongoing support will help us to raise vital funds to care for people across Somerset who are facing a life-limiting illness. Last year, our Glitter Run participants raised enough sponsorship to pay for three days of care delivered by St. Margaret’s Hospice across Somerset. This year we hope to do even better, with an ambitious target of raising enough to pay for five days of care.”
The Glitter Run Remix returns to Wincanton Racecourse on May 19 and Taunton Racecourse on July 7, as well as coming to the new venue of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells on June 9.
St. Margaret’s Hospice needs to raise over £9.5m a year to fund its end of life care services for people across Somerset. Last year the charity supported more than 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses, including families and carers.
For more information and to sign up for the Glitter Run Remix, visit www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/glitter-run-remix-2019