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Colourful fundraising event in Bury St Edmunds raises money for EACH

PUBLISHED: 14:11 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 06 August 2018

The event was held at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds Picture: EACH

The event was held at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds Picture: EACH

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A Bury St Edmunds park turned into a sea of colour at the weekend as more than 450 people took part in a popular charity fundraising event.

The event raised more than £6,000 for EACH Picture: EACHThe event raised more than £6,000 for EACH Picture: EACH

The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Colour Dash took place at Nowton Park on Sunday, with participants being showered in coloured powder as they took on the 5km course.

Organisers say the event will end up raising more than £6,000 for the children’s hospice.

Natasha Brame, community fundraiser, said: “Everyone had a fantastic day at the colour dash, we had 450 runners take part and it was a colour filled, fun day.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, our amazing volunteers and our wonderful performers, Roma as well as the Hotshots Twirling and Display Team. We couldn’t do it without them.

Competitors at the Colour Dash in Bury St Edmunds Picture: EACHCompetitors at the Colour Dash in Bury St Edmunds Picture: EACH

“We still have money coming in but we will have raised over £6,000 which will make a huge difference to local life-threatened children, young people and their families.”

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