Northern Gas Networks’ Customer Care officers Amy Waites and Natalie Beal were pelted with paint in the name of a good cause on Saturday 20 May, raising funds for charity at the Forget Me Not Hospice Colour Run in Huddersfield.
They joined more than 1,000 runners for the 3km event at the Farnley Tyas estate, raising cash for the children’s hospice.
Bad weather failed to dampen spirits as participants braved the course, pebbledashed with paint all shades of the rainbow on their way through several checkpoints.
Amy had learned about the work at the hospice through one of her Considerate Constructor Scheme sites in Fixby, and has pledged to raise more funds for the charity in future.
“Me and Nat didn’t train as it was quite last minute,” said Amy.
“I approached the hospice in conjunction with one of my CCS sites in Fixby and they told me about it then.
“We managed to run the majority of the race, just stopping for the colour stations, where we got pelted with paint, but it was fun and we will be supporting the hospice with more fundraising in the next few weeks. ”
The Colour Run will now become an annual event after the success of Sunday’s race, where organisers estimate the total sum raised to be in excess of £30,000.