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Colour Me Happy

Colour Me Happy

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The happiest 3k you'll ever walk, dance or run!


Start: Sunday, September 17, 2017

End: Sunday, September 17, 2017


10.30am, Victoria Park, Bideford

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Suitable for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents


£15 for adults, £5 for those aged 10-15, free for anyone under 10


 CMH Pearce web strip


What a fantastic event! Thank you to all who came to be part of Colour Me Happy 2017. It's our pleasure to share photo/video galleries from the event from North Devon Gazette, North Devon Journal, and our own facebook page.

Watch this space for more info about the 2018 event....


CMH 17 Let's Raise v2

This colourful event is for the whole community to celebrate happiness, health and well-being. Take part in a 3k route round Bideford's Victoria Park, while getting enveloped by a rainbow of colour. Not only will you have the most amazing experience, you will be helping North Devon Hospice to care for local people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses

Colour-Me-Happy is accessible to everyone of all ages and abilities. While you're welcome to run the whole route, we also encourage you to walk and talk, skip, dance or hop! This is about everyone coming together and enjoying a truly unique celebration of colour.

Colour Me Happy is the perfect family event, and all proceeds will help the hospice support local families. We want to raise £20,000 to provide bereavement support to young people and families who have lost someone close to them. Please sign up and help us reach our goal.

We believe in being there for the all the family, and for the entire journey, even after someone has died. We provide bereavement support for those who have lost a loved one, including an increasing number of young people. We supported over 360 children last year alone, who had lost their parent or grandparent. North Devon Hospice can only do this with your support, so please sign up to Colour Me Happy today, and help us be there for children and families who are going through the toughest of times.


Registration for adults is just £15, while those between 10 and 15 can take part for just £5 (with a paying adult accompanying each person), and those aged under 10 go free. We welcome little people under the age of 10, and although there is no registration fee, they must be accompanied by a paying adult. By taking part, all registered adults confirm they are responsible for the welfare of all children accompanying them. All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied throughout by a participating registered adult.

We're including a pot of colour powder in your registration fee, which you will collect on event day as part of the sign-in process. You can use your powder to start getting you and your friends nice and colourful, before hitting the various colour stations that are on the route.

One the day we'll have live music from Samba Baia, The Voice Radio roadshow, a glitter tattoo station, fish and chips from The Whiddon Fryer and the famous Hocking's ice cream van! It's set to be an unforgettable day for all the family.


This is a fundraising event, and your registration fee only goes towards covering the costs of staging such a large scale event. We hope each participant will raise as much money through sponsorship as possible (or by making donation instead of raising sponsorship). Every pound will help us make a real difference to local people who need the care and support offered by North Devon Hospice.

We recommend making an online fundraising page. This takes just a couple of minutes, then you can share the page with everyone on facebook, twiter and by email. You will be amazed at how quickly you can hit your fundraising target.

It's best to use Virgin Money Giving to set up your fundraising page. It is 100% reliable and, while Just Giving works just as well, they charge charities higher fees. To set up your page simply click this link and follow the steps on Virgin Money Giving.
The just share your page with friends on facebook, twitter and email!

Can we help?

Gerard Fawcitt

Events Manager

01271 347224