The Color Obstacle Rush is not a charity event, but runners are welcome to use their participation to raise money for their chosen charity.
If you find it helpful, you can use our ready-made sponsor form sheet (you can download it below).
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Even if we are a for-profit organisation, we do have the will to contribute to charities we find important.
In 2017 we decided to help Rockinghorse Children’s Charity with their Connor Saunders Foundation project by donating a defibrillator to Broadwater C.E. School in Sussex. Having access to a defibrillator can be life-saving.
According to Rockinghorse “12 young people die every week from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK, and, of these, 270 children will die whilst at school. For every minute that a person is in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival drop by 10%. A defibrillator is the only definitive treatment for someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest, which is why we believe it is so important for schools to not only have access to this life-saving piece of equipment but to also learn how to use it. ”
Defibrillators in schools are simply too expensive to be installed by the government as standard, so Rockinghorse is working together with The Connor Saunders Foundation to try and make as many schools in the Sussex area heart safe. They ask schools to apply for a defibrillator and all of the training and then they collate a list on a first come-first served basis. The list is absolutely huge now and there are lots of schools waiting for their defibrillators but the school will receive them when one has been funded. So once a donation has been made, the next school on the waiting list will receive the defibrillator.
On September 10th 2016 we arranged a charity event in Birmingham: Capital’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise received £4 per ticket sold to take part in the Color Obstacle Rush. Global’s Make Some Noise supports small but brilliant charities across the UK, which help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. These charities struggle to get heard, so they give them a voice and raise much-needed funds to support their vital work.
In 2016 we also provided our help to sick children in Sussex by donating to Rockinghorse, which is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. The donation will be used to fund therapeutic activities for Chalkhill Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit in Haywards Heath. Chalkhill is the only in-patient hospital for children and young people in Sussex with complex mental health issues. The activities will include for example art therapy, yoga, music therapy and day trips out which give children the chance to socialise and spend time away from medical procedures. These kinds of activities are not funded by the local council or NHS so to be able to provide these activities for the young people is invaluable to their recovery and wellbeing.