Colourful way to support charity

A mother is showing her true colours by signing up for a charity event with her young son.

Lisa Tocher, who works at Fairmans Pharmacy in Monkseaton, is taking part in St Oswald’s Kaleidoscope 5k.

The 32-year-old has signed herself and her two-year-old son Fell up to Newcastle’s first powdered paint 5k event on July 6 at the Rising Sun Country Park.

Lisa, of North Shields, said: “I just thought the event sounded such fun and something different Fell and I could do together.

“Fell has only just turned two, so his legs may not make the full 5K without resorting to the buggy, but I am looking forward to an excuse to get messy and enjoy a day with a difference, while supporting a local charity. I have already exceeded my original target of £100.”

Fairmans Pharmacy director, Lucy Haig said: “Fairmans is delighted to be a Direct Difference Partner with St Oswald’s. We are a north east company and wanted to support a local north east charity.”

She added: “On a personal note my mother was taken in to St Oswald’s a few years ago and my family were very impressed with the level of care she received.

“As a charity they need to raise as much money as possible so we push our branches to participate in events such as the 5K, so as well as Lisa, we now have a number of staff running and supporting on the day.”