Thousands set to descend on Christchurch Park this weekend for EACH Colour Dash

The EACH Colour Dash in Christchurch Park in Ipswich in 2015

The EACH Colour Dash in Christchurch Park in Ipswich in 2015 - Credit: Archant

Christchurch Park is set to get colourful this Sunday, with thousands of people descending on Ipswich town centre for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice’s (EACH) Colour Dash.

The event, which will see participants run, jog or walk a 5km route whilst being covered in powdered paint, will kickstart in the Christchurch Park at 11am.

For the first time, EACH will also incorporate the Super Slip and Slide - a giant water slide stretching 100 metres - into the event, which is expected to draw in further fundraisers for the cause.

It will be open from 10am-6pm and will see participants speed down the slide on an inflatable lilo in return for a donation to EACH.

Hannah Walker, EACH Suffolk community fundraiser, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing our Colour Dash back to Ipswich for the third year running, this year adding in the extra fun of our Super Slip and Slide and more runners than ever before.

“Last year the atmosphere was just electric and we know this year promises to be even better.

“These events are such an impressive sight and great fun for all the family.

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“If you don’t have a ticket but still would like to experience the day and support EACH then please do come along to cheer on our colour dashers.

“EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk and supports their families.

“For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time.

“All the funds raised at this event we go towards providing these vital services.”

The Ipswich Colour Dash is one of several such events taking place across East Anglia this summer. For more information on all other EACH Colour Dashes please visit www.each.org.uk/colour-dashes.

Pick up a copy of the EADT and Ipswich Star on Monday for a four page special on the EACH Colour Dash.

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