Teachers at Durham school sign up for Colourama

Eleven members of staff, including the Head Teacher, from St Hild’s College CofE Primary School, Gilesgate, Durham have teamed up to take part in Colourama in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Colourama sees participants embark on a fun 5K walk / run around Aykley Heads starting in pristine white Hospice t-shirts but – thanks to an army of volunteer paint throwers along the route the t-shirts won’t stay white for long! An aqua slide, ‘space hopper sprint’ and obstacles along the way will be sure to keep everyone smiling.

Alex Ryder, Head Teacher, said, “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by a terminal or life-limiting illness, and the work St Cuthbert’s Hospice do in our community is invaluable.”

Alison Luke, Deputy Head Teacher, said, “We are always proud to support St Cuthbert’s Hospice as a school, but this year we decided to do things differently. The staff are delighted to be taking part in the Colourama Run and we are really pleased to be involved in supporting the hospice.”

Jade McArdle, Senior Community & Events Fundraiser at St Cuthbert’s said “We’re so grateful to the staff at St Hild’s for signing up to take on Colourama. It’s a great event to take part in with family, friends or colleagues. We describe it as a fun 5K. It’s not competitive and people can run, walk or even skip around the route if they want to.”

“Fundraising events like Colourama are extremely important to the Hospice, as they enable us to continue providing palliative care and bereavement support to the people of County Durham.”