Tuesday 10 July 2018

Emmaus Colchester complete 5k Colour Run

Emmaus Colchester 5K Colour Run

A team of formerly homeless people, staff and volunteers from homelessness charity Emmaus Colchester completed a 5k colour run to raise vital funds needed for the refurbishment and expansion of Emmaus Colchester's community and charity shops. 

On Saturday 20 June, the team joined other participants at the Ardleigh Showground in Colchester. Runners passed through a colour zone every kilometre, with volunteers known as the Colour Bandits ready and waiting to shower participants in a vibrant sea of colour.

We had an absolutely amazing time doing the 5K Colour run. As a community, it brought us closer together and challenged us personally on a different levels. We were joined this year by an army of volunteers, a few companions and members of staff and will be definitely doing it again!’

Gintare Petrauskaite, Community Manager at Emmaus Colchester

Emmaus Colchester 5K Colour RunEmmaus Colchester provides a home and meaningful work for up to 34 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, offering them an alternative route out of homelessness within a supportive environment.

To find out more or get involved with Emmaus Colchester, please visit www.emmaus.org.uk/colchester or call 01206 541616.