Runners join the Rainbow Rush for Beckton hospice

PUBLISHED: 13:34 14 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:34 14 March 2016

Rainbow Rush

Rainbow Rush

Elina Kanela,

It wasn’t just sweat runners were covered in after completing a 5km course for charity – it was paint as well.

The Rainbow Rush saw participants pelted with a variety of different colours as they weaved their way around Beckton District Park North.

It was all for a good cause, too, with every penny raised going to Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton.

The event, held for the first time, attracted participants of all ages and abilities, including members of 7th Newham scouts.

Assistant group scout leader Yasmin Ismail said: “One of our scouts is a user at Richard House, so we witness their work every day and we felt the need to show our gratitude.

“We try and teach the children in our scout group that is important to support other children.

“The Rainbow Rush was a fantastic opportunity to fundraise for a good cause while having fun with our scouts and their families.”

Those who preferred not to run were able to be a ‘rainbow maker’ and throw the coloured powder, with other activities including face painting on offer too.

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