Several local businesses took the opportunity to get messy recently by sponsoring or taking part in Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s fourth annual Colour Run event held at Overstone Park.
Technocopy Solutions took the headline sponsor slot and a team from the business ran the 5K course along with around 600 other participants.
Brad Piercewright, Managing Director of Technocopy Solutions said: “We have supported Cynthia Spencer Hospice for many years now and sponsored the event last year so it was a natural choice for us to continue that support. A great number of my team took part in the run from the sales, service and admin departments and my wife and children ran too. It’s a truly fantastic day and I hope everyone enjoyed it. We look forward to continuing to support the charity going forward.”
In fact, Brad has signed up to run the Northampton Half Marathon in September to raise money for the Hospice in memory of his mum and nan who both passed away at the Hospice.
The six coloured paint stations around the course were also sponsored by local businesses, Bluefish Office Supplies, dbfb, Ensafe, Lineham and Co Accountants, IWA, and Tower Leasing.
Jon Clements, Commercial Director of Ensafe Consultants which sponsored the yellow paint station, said: “We were delighted and proud to be a sponsor and also take part in this fantastic fundraiser. It was great so many of the team at Ensafe took part and we were thrilled to have collectively raised £1,500! The Colour Run is an amazing event in aid of a very worthwhile charity. Our sponsorship and participation is one of the many ways the business supports charities and good causes locally and nationwide.”
John Helm, Fundraising Manager at Cynthia Spencer Hospice said: “We’re enormously grateful to businesses like Technocopy Solutions for supporting our events through sponsorship. Their generosity, and that of our other sponsors, means that we can keep our costs low and ensure that our events generate as much money as possible for patient care at the Hospice. Having our sponsors and their families taking part adds to the fun of events like the Colour Run and helps create a wonderful community feeling as everyone is joining together to have fun while supporting their local Hospice.”
“It was great so many of the team at Ensafe took part and we were thrilled to have collectively raised £1,500!”