04 September 2017

Origin Global help local charity to overcome obstacles

Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Colour Blast: The Scramble event bursts onto the stunning Penn House Estate on Sunday 24 September. It’s the perfect way to overcome those back to school blues and get the family together for a fun-filled day out whilst keeping active.

Colour Blast The Scramble

Urban Attack will be hosting the warm up and providing the obstacles on the day of the event, the cost of which has been kindly covered by headline sponsor and High Wycombe based company, Origin Global. Origin have been supporters of Rennie Grove for three years. 

They sponsored last year’s Colour Blast: The Scramble event and entered a team of over 50 people, including family members of employees.

Ben Brockelsby, Sales and Marketing Director at Origin Global, said: “Rennie Grove is a charity that is very close to our hearts so it’s great to see the return of what was an unforgettable day, giving us another means of offering our support.

“We encourage a very healthy and active lifestyle at Origin, and being a part of the Colour Blast gives us a fantastic opportunity to get everyone involved – families, employees and the community – all for a great cause.” 

colour blast blue powderFrom monkey bars to high walls, hay bale barricades to scramble nets, the 5k obstacle route, open to over 12s only, will put participants through their paces as they are blasted with vibrant shades of powder paint.  For a more family themed race, there is a 1k option open to all ages with child-sized obstacles, ideal for the smaller members of the family to clamber over and under whilst running through clouds of brightly coloured non-toxic powder, before collecting their medals at the finish line.

Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rennie Grove Hospice Care, said: “Having Origin’s support with the obstacles and the overall sponsoring of the event means so much to us, as it means more of the money raised can go straight towards caring for local patients and their families.  This is a great event for families as it gets the kids active and enjoying the outdoors.” 

Rennie Grove provides 24/7 responsive care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families.  The charity relies on the generosity of the local community to fund 87% of is £7.6 million annual running costs, providing the Hospice at Home care, Family Support Services and Day Services at Grove House that help to keep families together and at home at such a difficult time. 

The 5k race costs £25 to enter and the 1k is just £10. Sign up online today at www.renniegrove.org/colourblast