QE Prepares to Paint the Town RedDate Posted: 11/09/2015 | Posted In: Latest news
Hundreds of people are expected to flood a North-East park with colour as an annual charity run gets underway.
The ‘Run the Spectrum’ event, organised by the North East Autism Society (NEAS), takes place at Darlington’s South Park on September 20 and will see participants doused with colourful dry paint as they pass through zones along the five kilometre route.
Last year’s event attracted more than 600 people who raised over £20,000 for the charity and organisers are hoping that this year’s run will be even bigger and better.
Sophie Clarke, events fundraiser at NEAS, said: “This event is a chance for families to join together and have fun. It is open to everyone and it’s fantastic to see so many of the families we support take part. Our supporters will be covered in a mass of vibrant colours as they pass through our colour zones. We want this to be the North-East’s most colourful family fun run.”
Among those already signed up are students from QE. They want to help the charity raise awareness of autism and to raise funds to expand the NEAS Family Development Services, which includes toddler groups, family training, workshops and support groups.
Nancy Wall, course leader for Travel and Sport at QE said; “It’s really important that we recognise how important community is. As a College we do charity work overseas, however it is a fantastic opportunity for the students to do something in their own community, and whilst doing good, learn skills they will be able to use in the future.”
To register visit ne-as.org.uk/run-the-spectrum or contact 0191 4109974.