The Color Run!

The Color Run Race Pack
Incl. The Color Run t-shirt, race number, headband, temporary tattoo and poncho.  

I was rather excited this morning when the postman finally delivered my Color Run Race Pack!  I signed up for the race back in February along with my Sister, Mam and Aunty after finding out that 'The Happiest 5K On The Planet' would be coming to Sunderland. After starting to run regularly when I got back to York in September I was hoping to sign up for a race this year and, after seeing pictures of previous races, I knew immediately that I wanted to do the Color Run. 

' The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre.' [Source]
The idea is to start the race wearing white - I'll be wearing my Color Run t-shirt - and finish covered from head to toe in paint! 

I was just planning on making a donation to Save the Children, which is the official Color Run charity partner for 2014, after completing the race. However, at the end of last week I was asked if I would help my sister, Hannah, raise money for Music in the Minster. Music in the Minster is a charity which works 'to bring leading figures from the world of opera to share their skills and passions with Wearside communities.'  I first became aware of the charity when Hannah auditioned for a role in Music in the Minster's production of Whistle Down The Wind in 2012. She got the part of Cathy, and it was an amazing experience for her. It's an amazing charity that allows amateurs and professionals - people of all abilities - to get involved in opera and musical theatre in Sunderland. I know that my sister really benefited from the experience - and she still takes singing lessons from their Artistic Director Alison Barton. 

I'll be raising money for Music in the Minster's next project: An Opera for Sunderland. It will be a 12 month project taking place in 2015, seeing the creation and performance of a new opera - with a football theme! I know opera isn't everyone's cup of tea, but judging from what I've seen from Music in the Minster so far I know it'll be amazing! Fundraising is really important now, in order to make the new project a reality. Any donations in support of me, Hannah and Music in the Minster's Project Manager Louise Taylor - no matter how small -  would be amazing and would be really appreciated by everyone involved. 

If anyone would like to make a donation you can do so here - thank you!

For more information about Music in the Minster and the amazing work they do, check out their websiteFacebook and Twitter pages. 


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