Almost 600 adults and children took part in Longfield’s second and most spectacular event at Cotswold Airport in Kemble. 

Runners crossed the finish line in vivid hues of red, green and blue as they completed the Flying Colours Run. As they ran around the 5km route they were showered in brilliant colours of the rainbow. 

For Julie Jenner the fundraising run was a way for her to give something back to the charity which has personally helped her.

The 48-year-old from Wotton-under-Edge has just finished chemotherapy and has been attending day therapy at Longfield.

“Longfield has given me so much during a time when I needed their support. I wanted to give something back,” said Julie who walked the 5km route with her daughter Katie.

“I am thoroughly enjoying my Wednesdays at Longfield and have found it so helpful throughout my treatment.”

Mother and daughter duo Sarah Horwood and Emma Horwood-Jones enjoyed the Flying Colours Run last year that they returned for the second year.

“We’ve been supporters of Longfield for a long time since the hospice helped a friend of ours,” said Sarah.

Staff from Co-operative Childcare in Cam and Stroud, used the event as a team-building day with 10 of them taking part.

There was a little paint dash for children under six and families brought picnics and enjoyed the autumn sunshine.

The charity hopes the event has raised £20,000. Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive, says the money will make a huge difference to Longfield.

“Thanks to all those who took part and to our army of volunteers. You have brightened the lives of people who are facing one of those most difficult times of their lives,” said Mr Fletcher.

“We hope we brought some colour to our supporters. It was a fabulous family event.”

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