Run for wildlife at charity fundraiser

People are being invited to put a splash of colour into their fundraising and raise money for wildlife by signing up to take part in a charity colour run.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest nature conservation charity, is to hold it’s first ever ’50 Shades of Green’ Colour Run event in Chasewater Country Park on 23rd June at 10am.

The event is being held as part of the Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019. The Trust has a packed schedule of events planned during the year to celebrate.

The run involves participants and spectators throwing dried green paint at each other while running around the park. All paint is wildlife friendly and not harmful to the environment.

Sue Chance, Head of Commercial for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “This is one of our brand new events for 2019 and we’re hoping it’ll be a big success.

“It’s a great chance for people to have a bit of fun, let off some steam and raise some money for wildlife and wild places in Staffordshire in the process.

“This year is a very special one for the Trust with it being our 50th anniversary. We’ve got lots planned and this event will no doubt be very entertaining and put a smile on people’s faces.”

People who sign up to take part will be provided with a free t-shirt and shades to wear during the ’50 Shades of Green’ Colour Run.

People can sign up now and take advantage of the early bird price of just £20 before the end of February. Prices will increase to £25 in March. The event is open to those who are 18 and over.
For more information and for details on how to sign up, head to