Rainbow Run – Your Way in support of Children’s Hospice South West
Paul Bourton Funeral Service took part in the Rainbow Run – Your Way in support of Children’s Hospice South West to celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary. Photo Paul Williams
23rd June 2021
By Paul Williams
Paul Bourton Funeral Service took part in the Rainbow Run – Your Way in support of Children’s Hospice South West to celebrate the charity’s 30th anniversary.
On Saturday the Paul Bourton team ran from their base in Ann’s Crescent, Foxhole to their premises on Truro Road, as part of their 2021 charity challenge.
To date, this is their eighth charity fund-raising event of the year. Named ‘PBFS 2021 Charity Challenge’, funeral director Thomas Powlesland came up with the idea of holding and participating in 21 charity fund-raising events over the course of 2021, in order to support 21 different local charities, with a target of £2,021.
He said: “2020 was a terrible year for us all, and charities have really suffered, due to not being able to hold their usual fund-raisers. We hope that our challenge will go a little way to helping support 21 of our local charities.”
So far they have raised £980 by completing events such as SV a virtual mountain climb, raffles, a bake sale, and a very successful car wash, which has supported charities including iSight Cornwall
Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue, Sea Sanctuary, Cornwall Blood Bikes, and Bristol Children’s Hospital.
They were among hundreds of people across the region who joined forces for CHSW’s ‘Rainbow Run Your Way’ fund-raising event, which has raised £40,000 so far.
People chose their own routes and distance and ran, walked, jogged, cycled to raise funds. The charity normally holds Rainbow Runs at RAF St Mawgan and in Exeter and Bristol, but was forced to make the event virtual for the second year running.
To donate visit www.just giving.com/team/paulbourtonfuneralservice, or pop into the St Austell office.