It’s going to be messy, it’s going to be fun and it’s going to be in Greenhead Park.

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice colour run returns to the park on Saturday, June 8, and last year raised £32,000 for the Huddersfield hospice which supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.

The colour run will see up to 1,000 fundraisers taking on an easy 3km or 5km walk, jog or run while being showered in clouds of coloured powder. By the end of the run everyone will look like they’ve run through a rainbow.

Vicky Lough, senior events fundraiser at Forget Me Not, said: “Our fabulous Colour Run is our biggest and most colourful event of the year and one the whole community can get involved in. Whatever your age or fitness level, as long as you enjoy getting colourful then this is the event for you.”

People need a ticket to take part and there is an early bird offer on now with tickets at £18 for adults, £10 for children and £50 for a family ticket. These rise to £20, £12 and £60 from April 8. Under threes run for free.

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The charity needs to raise £5.5m a year to run the hospice with only a fraction of those funds coming from the government or NHS.

Forget Me Not offers a wide range of services right from pregnancy, including superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out, memory making, end of life care, bereavement support, counselling and much more, all available to the whole family.

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.