West Wales’ first ever Rainbow Run saw more than 1,000 participants showered from head to toe in vibrant colours to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives.
Runners were covered in orange, pink, green, blue and yellow powdered paint during the 5K fun run held in the stunning location of Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire.
The event, which is based on the Indian Holi festival of colour, is expected to raise more than £50,000 for Tŷ Hafan.
Faye Mortlock, a nurse from Cardiff who took part with her friend, Reanne Reffell, said: “It was such fun! We had a fantastic time and we’re so pleased we have been able to make a difference to support such a worthy cause. We’ll definitely take part again!”
Sali Thomas, Events Manager at Tŷ Hafan said: “We are delighted that so many people took part in our Rainbow Run. It was the first event of its kind in West Wales and we are thrilled that so many people supported Tŷ Hafan by having some colourful fun on the beach. Tŷ Hafan needs to raise £3.7m each year to provide its services which is why it is so important for us to organise events like the Rainbow Run so we can continue to provide care and support to life-limited children and their families from across Wales.”
Tŷ Hafan, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has supported 601 life-limited children, young people and their families since 1999 – of those, 28 families have come from Carmarthenshire.
The charity takes its support right into the family home and is there to help families through every step of their unimaginable journey.
Tŷ Hafan would like to thank Barnacles Beach Café, L’Oreal, Narberth and Whitland Roundtable, Parkdean Holidays, Pendine Community Council, Princes Gate and its army of dedicated volunteers for their support at the Rainbow Run.