A Milton Keynes woman will be getting colourful for charity in ‘the happiest 5km run on the planet’.
Nikki Ibbotson is gearing up to take part in the Brighton Color Run on October 10, in support of the race’s official charity partner, the NSPCC .
Runners will don their white outfits at the starting line and will then be doused in a rainbow of colours at every kilometre along the course.
By the end of the race, they are guaranteed to be plastered head to toe in coloured paint.
Nikki, who works in children’s services, said: “I care about people and through my work I encounter a lot of children suffering from abuse, neglect and poverty. And it’s my view that there are too many children and families not getting the support they need, despite the hard work of lots of dedicated services.
“Children are important, and if we don’t treat them with importance their suffering is likely to go on. This is why I’ve chosen to donate to NSPCC.”
NSPCC fundraising manager Adam Lewis said: “As a volunteer-led charity, we rely on the generosity of the public and we are really grateful to Nikki for putting on her trainers and helping to bring in the pounds for our charity.
“The money raised will make a real difference to the lives of children who need our support.”
The NSPCC wants more people to take on the 5km Color Run challenge. Theregistration fee is £15 and runners are asked to raise £100.
Sign up at www.nspcc.org.uk/colorrun