HUNDREDS of people turned out for a colour rush to help keep up the work of a local hospice.

The family-friendly event at Oakwell Hall Country Park on Sunday, September 24, saw entrants in the 5k event get covered head to toe in brightly coloured powdered paint.

People could choose whether they walked, ran or even danced their way round the course.

Once everyone had crossed the finishing line a giant party was held to end the day.

Money raised from the annual event will be used to support Kirkwood Hospice in Albany Road, Huddersfield, which provides specialist palliative care for the terminally ill in Kirklees.

Many people taking part were there for poignant reasons of their own in memory of loved ones or for those who are being cared for at the hospice.


Others, including a group of solicitors, were there from local businesses and companies just to support a good cause.

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