30/06/15Your stories

Hope Rooms, 13, invites you to Colour Me Crazy, a family fun colour run at Hull Collegiate School on Saturday 15 August, sponsored by family store Barker and Stonehouse.
Hope (pictured above with Miss International Yorkshire 2015) is a student at Hull Collegiate School. A year ago, she was diagnosed with rhaddomyosarcoma. She and her parents have been supported by Candlelighters from the start of their childhood cancer journey.
Hope is a humble, generous and creative teenager. She started supporting other cancer patients and Candlelighters soon after she was diagnosed, putting others first and following her simple moto, “Others need it more”. Colour Me Crazy, Candlelighters, mirrors Hope’s spirit – it’s a fun, inclusive, creative family event, and the funds raised by the events will help families affected by childhood cancer.
Hope says “When I found out what Colour Me Crazy was, I got really excited and I signed up to volunteer straight away. I can’t wait for it! I know a lot of my friends will want to run and marshal. I think every family in Hull should get involved.”
“Candlelighters is supporting so many families like mine. On the 6th of March, my mum and I visited Candlelighters at The Square, their new centre outside the hospital. We both loved it. I especially loved getting a free bar of chocolate there. The Square is a place all fmailies who have ever been affected by childhood cancer can go to, to get wellbeing therapy, chat or ahave a break from the hospital.”
Currently, 14 Hull families are being supported by Candlelighters. The charity provide financial, practical and emotional support to the patient, their parents, siblings and other family members from the time of diagnosis. They also offer support to teachers who have a child on treatment in their school through a joint annual information day.
Colour Me Crazy will be a celebration of the support Candlelighters provide to families in East Yorkshire, and a fun family event for all to join in. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.
What is a colour run? It’s a fun non-competitive short distance race you can do walking, jogging, running or even hopping, and as you are completing it your friends and family and our volunteers will shower you with a rainbow of powdered colours. Our colours are provided by Care Colours.
Maria Ashbridge, Business Administrator at Hull Collegiate School, said ‘Colour Me Crazy is a great volunteering opportunity for our students, and an event we are all looking forward to. Over the years, Candlelighters have supported people we know, so our involvement with Colour Me Crazy is a way of thanking them for their support.’
Registration for Colour Me Crazy is now open

Fundraising is optional.

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