Runners paint the park purple in a bid to raise money for charity
The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice staged their third Colour Me Purple 5k sponsored run around Milton Creek Country Park on Sunday.
For those of you not familiar with this event, participants raise money for the Wisdom Hospice by running or walking five kilometres around the Milton Creek Country Park. There’s no prize for coming first, it’s just for fun for all ages and abilities. If you are confused by the title of the event it is because everyone gets covered in variety of coloured powder, some of which is the Wisdom Hospice corporate colour of purple.
Organiser Emma Dengate said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to support our third Colour Me Purple 5k run on Sunday. It was amazing and we expect to raise more than £10,000, thanks to our runners’ sponsorship pledges.”
“More than 500 people arrived at Milton Creek Country Park in Sittingbourne in pristine condition. They left, covered in an explosion of colourful paint, delighted they had achieved their goals. We saw so many smiling faces that we know everyone had a great time!”
"The Friends team would like to thank our sponsors Top-to-Toe Fitness, Swale Borough Council, sfm and its roadshow team, local councillors Sue Gent and Mike Dendor, for donating £500 towards the cost of the event, and our amazing volunteer photographers: Paul Felstead, Holly Rutherford, Tom Smy, Thomas Domincan, Richard Mitchell and Jayna Haria."
"We’d also like to thank park ranger Kris Staples, Holy Trinity Church in Milton Regis for allowing our runners to use the parish hall facilities, Asda Sittingbourne for donating water and last but not least, our army of volunteers who turned up on the day to marshal and to man our Colour Stations – you were amazing and we couldn’t run our events without you."