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GALLERY: Hundreds of people paint the town red at Bexley's Colour Run

PUBLISHED: 10:18 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 17 May 2016

The colour run event at Danson Park

The colour run event at Danson Park

© Rory Sheridan

The event was held on Sunday at Danson Park

A kaleidoscope of colour showered Danson Park at the weekend, as locals raised money for a local hospice.

The colour run saw more than 700 participants run, jog and walk around the park while they were splattered with paint.

Last year more than £35,000 was raised at the first ever event to raise money for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

And with sponsors still set to come in, this year’s event has already raised at least £20,000.

Organiser at the hospice Jackie Collen said: “Sponsorship money will be coming into us over the coming months so it’s going to be a while before we have a final figure in terms of how much the event has raised for the hospice but we do know that we had over 700 people register for the event and that it has already raised over £20,000 – which is an amazing figure so soon after the event.

“There was a wonderful atmosphere at the event and we are so pleased that everyone had a great time.

“Of course, we couldn’t put on such an event without all of the hard work of our volunteers and the support of local businesses who sponsored two of the colour stations in the park, which we really appreciate.”

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