COVENTRY was awash with colour as more than 500 men, women and children donned their best neon accessories to raise money for The Myton Hospices.
Taking part in the charity’s Glow in the City event, participants raised over £24,000 for the hospices – walking, jogging and running round the 5k route while being sprayed with luminous paint whilst making their way through the optional splash zones and UV bubble stations.
Arriving at Coventry University’s Square One venue, participants were greeted with roaring dance music and warmed up with a zumba session before they set off round the streets of Coventry at 9pm.
Once they had completed the course the celebrations were in full swing at the afterglow party back at Square One, with fundraisers toasting their efforts with a well-earned drink.
Among those taking part in this year’s event were friends and colleagues of former Bablake School treasurer and administrator Sharon O’Meara.
Sharon sadly passed away at Warwick Myton Hospice last October, but running in her memory the team raised £3,558.84 – with donations still coming in.
Thanking everyone for their participation, Lucy Turner, Events Co-ordinator at The Myton Hospices, said: “We are so grateful for the incredible response we have had for this year’s event and look forward to making it even bigger, better and brighter next year.
“We cannot thank all those who took part in this year’s event enough for choosing to spend their Saturday night with us.
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers who kindly helped out at this year’s event as well as all those who provided entertainment and generously donated refreshments for Glow in the City.”
Due to popularity of Glow in the City, Myton has now launched its first Glow in the Moonlight event which will take place at Warwick Castle on Saturday, September 10.
People interested in taking part should contact Georgie Hicks via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01926 358 382.