By KLTV Newsdesk –
Forget Me Not’s Colour Run is always a very special event. Because it brings people together from across the community – families, friends and workmates, old and young, fit and less fit, those who are there to compete, those who are there to stroll, those who just want to get as colourful as possible.
Some people properly go for it too. In readiness for getting showered with coloured paint powder, they wear their tutus and neon sunglasses with pride.
They add a silly wig or funny shower cap or unicorn horn just for the heck of it. They have their faces painted with flowers, butterflies and rainbows.
And some proudly wear the name of the child they’re there to remember.
Like 5-year-old Maddison who’ll be taking part in this year’s Colour Run on 30th July at Greenhead Park.
She’ll be running with her dad in memory of her twin brother Noah, who was sadly stillborn in 2017.
Maddison and her family were supported by Forget Me Not and able to say their last goodbyes to Noah and make precious memories at the hospice in Huddersfield.
Maddison’s mum, Leanne said: “It may seem strange to people, but the 14th of June 2017 was the best day of my life. We laughed, we cried, but most importantly we smiled and I can still smile now as I remember that day.
“When we first learnt Noah would be stillborn I never imagined I’d be able to do that, and I still don’t believe I could have if it wasn’t for Forget Me Not.
“Without Forget Me Not’s support our journey could have been very much different, and it would have certainly been much harder.
“This is why we fundraise, to say thank you, to give back, but most importantly so they can help other families.
“The Colour Run seemed the perfect event for Maddison’s first fundraiser as she loves all things rainbow!
“Nine members of our family are running, and many more attending in support.
“It’ll be a fantastic family day supporting Maddie, and remembering Noah. We can’t wait!”
In 2019, participants in Forget Me Not’s Colour Run raised a fantastic £26,000 net profit, with every penny going towards supporting local children and families.
The charity is hoping to raise even more this year. Could you get colourful in support of the families Forget Me Not cares for too?
Tickets are on sale until Wednesday 27th July and can be purchased at www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/colourrun.