Rainbow Runners raise £3,700 for Children’s Hospice South West

Lady runners strike a pose

Lady runners strike a pose - Credit: Contributed

Team from Sidmouth, Sidford, Newton Poppleford and Seaton take part in fancy-dress Rainbow Run

Men in fancy dress joined the Rainbow Run

Men in fancy dress joined the Rainbow Run - Credit: Contributed

Dressed in colourful tutus, wigs and flower garlands, a group from JM Dancefit Zumba and Fitsteps classes from the Sidmouth area took part in the Rainbow Run in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West.

The team, whose ages ranged from five years old to 91, walked, shimmied and wiggled their way around the five-mile course at Westpoint in Exeter, and raised an impressive £3,700 for the charity.

JM Dancefit founder Johanna Morgan said: “I am incredibly proud of our team and their amazing fundraising efforts. The team is absolutely ecstatic with the amount they have managed to raise, to help make the most of short and precious lives across the South West. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported and sponsored us”.

A total of 1,200 people took part in the Rainbow Run on June 9, and the event is set to raise £50,000 for the charity.

Hands in the air - a cheerful wave during the Rainbow Run

Hands in the air - a cheerful wave during the Rainbow Run - Credit: Contributed

People from across the Sidmouth area, aged from five to 91, took part in the JM Dancefit team

People from across the Sidmouth area, aged from five to 91, took part in the JM Dancefit team - Credit: Contributed


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