Colourful way to celebrate Father’s Day

Simon Gould, his wife Kay and children Cohan (10) Freya (8) and  Pippa (18 months), practicing for the 5K Colour Run in their garden in Whitley Bay.
Simon Gould, his wife Kay and children Cohan (10) Freya (8) and Pippa (18 months), practicing for the 5K Colour Run in their garden in Whitley Bay.

A family are preparing to celebrate Father’s Day in a colourful way.

Simon Gould and his wife Kay have signed themselves and their three children – Cohan, ten, Freya, 8, and Pippa, 18 months – up for the St Oswald’s Hospice Kaleidoscope 5k, a powdered paint run around the Rising Sun Country Park on Sunday, June 21.

This seemed like a perfect opportunity to get my whole family involved in fundraising for a great cause

Simon Gould

And the Whitley Bay family are prepared to get their white T-shirts covered in powdered paint for charity.

Simon, 37, said: “As a family, we have been long time supporters of the hospice and I have completed several physical challenges to raise money for them.

“This seemed like a perfect opportunity to get my whole family involved in fundraising for a great cause, and I am keen to encourage anything that gets the kids active.”

Kay, 36, added: “The family plan to get dressed up in the colourful K5K merchandise, including tutus, sunglasses and visors.”

“Sachets of powdered paint will also be available to purchase, so supporters can take part in a colourful finale, where Smooth Radio DJ Steve Colman will encourage everyone to throw their powder into the air and join in with the paint party.”

Lucy Smith, St Oswald’s fundraiser, added: “K5K is a great event as it’s suitable for everyone.

“We are so pleased to have so many families sign up this year, and with it taking place on Father’s Day, what better way to show your Dad how much you care than by showering him in a rainbow of colour.

“Simon and his family are going to have so much fun, and we are so grateful to him for his continued support of the Hospice.”

There are still places available for the Kaleidoscope 5K, which suitable for all ages.

An adult place costs £20, age 15 and under is £10, which includes a white t shirt to wear on the day. Under 5s go free.

To sign up or find out more, call (0191) 246 9123, visit www.stoswaldsuk.org/lifelist or email fundraising@stoswaldsuk.org