Powdered paint 5k run raises cash for charity

Iris Rawsthorne.

Iris Rawsthorne.

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The Rising Sun Country Park in Wallsend was awash with colour at the weekend as it hosted a powdered paint 5k.

St Oswald’s Hospice’s Kaleidoscope 5K saw more than 1,500 participants of all ages, including eight-year-old Iris Rawsthorne from Whitley Bay showered in a rainbow of coloured powdered paint.

Iris was running in support of her grandad, who attends St Oswald’s.

She said: “I wanted to do something to raise money to say thanks.

“I have been looking forward to it for ages and I have raised £1,400.”