Runners painted Kemble Airfield a rainbow of colours Runners painted Kemble Airfield a rainbow of colours as they took part in the first Flying Colours Run in aid of Longfield (known as Cotswold Care Hospice) More than 600 people took part in the fun run and raised more than £25,000 in sponsorship for the county charity. Volunteers showered runners in powdered colour as they ran or walked around the course. Stroud mother Teresa Dougherty was taking part with friends and family in memory of her daughter Kelsey Bliss, who died in July at the age of 23. Kelsey, who had cystic fibrosis, attended the day therapy at Longfield in Minchinhampton. “She loved going to Longfield because when she was there she could just be herself,” said Teresa “Because she was in the company of other people who understand she didn’t have to pretend to be happy and jolly. She could go there and rest.” Runners donned rainbow tutus, neon sunglasses and wigs to take part in the event. Rebecaa Hale from Abbeymead in Gloucester, was taking part with her two children Joseph, five, and Lily, eight. “We did a colour run before and Lily loved it. She loved having all the colours thrown at her and it is in aid of such a worthwhile cause.” More than 20 riders from the Ride 24-7 Cycling Club in Cirencester took part in the run. “We’re here to raise money in memory of one of our riders’ mothers who was supported by Longfield,” said Neil Cresswell, from Cirencester. The children from years four, five and six from Eastcombe Primary decorated teacher Adrian Lee’s shirt with good will messages. “It was a fantastic event and we couldn’t have done it without the support of Cotswold Airport, Water Coolers Direct, Angel Springs Water, Asda, Henry Cole Agricultural Suppliers and Chinnick Theatre Services,” said Allie Hogsbjerg, Head of Fundraising for Longfield. “The money raised today will help pay for more than 1,000 hours of hospice at home care for people in their own homes.” See the pictures taken on the day, watch the Cotswold TV video, and if you fancy taking part next year, register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as we have a 2015 date confirmed.