On Saturday 23rd September, Wat Tyler Park opened its gates to hundreds of Superheroes for an inflatable 5K fun run and assault course sponsored by Tangent International – ‘KAPOW!’ in aid of Little Havens Hospice.
Runners of all ages took on the inflatable Superhero themed assault course consisting of 10 inflatable obstacles including a U.V. bubble tunnel, foam maze and Big Bertha – a giant slide – set over 5km.
Superheroes were able to relax and socialise with their friends and families after completing the course with live music from local artist Charlie Wallis and stone baked pizzas, courtesy of All Fired Up.
The winner of the first wave of runners was Jessica Harrington, 31 from Basildon. She was running with event sponsors Tangent International as her friend works for the company.
Jessica had a very personal reason for taking part and has so far raised more than £200 in sponsorship.
“The reason I took part and fundraised for the event was to give something back to Little Havens Hospice.
“They helped and supported my sister, partner and family last year through a very difficult time. My niece Darcey passed away very suddenly in September 2016 and was taken to Little Havens up to the day of her funeral.
“We can't thank the Hospice enough for their love and support and will continue to raise money to ensure others are looked after as well and as much as we all were. Little Havens Hospice will always have a special place in our hearts.”
Susie May, Events Fundraiser said
“This event wouldn't have been possible without the support of so many local people and organisations. We like to say a huge thank you to our sponsor Tangent International; we don’t charge a penny for our care – and that’s only possible because our fantastic supporters like Tangent who help us put on events like these to raise vital funds.
“Also a big thank you to Heart’s Su Harrison who MCed on the day, Wat Tyler Park, Extreme Adventure who provided the course, EDMS Medical, Charlie Wallis, All Fired Up and Lucy T Fitness Colchester, who gave her day to do the warm up for each wave. The day wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without our fantastic volunteers and the 1476 Squadron Cadets who helped marshal the route and encouraged every runner along the route; and finally all the runners, their families and friends who cheer them on; together, we’re ‘Making every day count’.
“By taking part in ‘KAPOW!’, our runners will be helping another baby, child or teenager living with a serious illness be pain free and comfortable as possible and helping us be there for those who need us and their families for as long as we’re needed.”
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