Thousands add colour to lockdown with virtual rainbow run for Children’s Hospice South West

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 July 2020

Adele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West

Adele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West

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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.

Adele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South WestAdele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West

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.

Amelia Newton took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South WestAmelia Newton took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West

“The engagement from people on social media over the weekend was just fantastic and it was humbling to see so many people getting involved.”

Ameia Newton took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South WestAmeia Newton took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West

Adele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South WestAdele Prosser took part in Children's Hospice South West' virtual rainbow run. Picture: Children's Hospice South West


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