On Saturday 12 May, Teignmouth Beach turned rainbow-coloured as hundreds of people completed in South Devon’s brightest 5k, The Colour Rush pledging to raise an incredible £46,000 for Rowcroft Hospice. The 5k Colour Rush route started and finished at The Den on Teignmouth seafront in Devon

Every pound raised will help to support thousands of local people and families who are living with life-limiting illnesses in Teignbridge, and across South Devon.

Julie Adams and her 8 year old son Jack were two of over 800 participants who completed the annual event which is now into its third year.

‘It was mighty good fun and for an amazing charity’ said Julie on completing the run. ‘I’m looking forward to signing up again in 2019, but next time I will be getting the rest of the Choice Team involved too’

On completing the 5k all the runners and racers were invited to take part in Rowcroft’s legendary mass paint throw and got to relax and enjoy an afternoon of live music from some of South Devon’s top bands and musicians!

Rowcroft are committed to making every day the best day possible for people living with life-limiting illnesses across South Devon and providing comfort and support to families coping with the hardest days.

Irrespective of diagnosis or circumstance Rowcroft are there for you with services are available to all those living with a life-limiting illness over 18-years-old, and their families, completely free of charge.

Last year 2,112 local people received care and support from Rowcroft and 1,142 patients were supported at home by members of their Community Team.

For more information on the amazing work that Rowcroft Hospice carries out, visit http://www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk

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