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Colourful Fun for All Supports Two Worthy Causes

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Add an explosion of bright orange, yellow, blue and pink to a school fun run and you’re bound to get lots of happy, smiling faces.

But this Colour Run at St Joseph’s College brought an even wider smile to the faces of youngsters, parents and staff – as it helped to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Parent Mike Bowden captured striking images of Nursery children joining in all the colourful fun with Upper Sixth Form students, Prep and Senior pupils and parents.

This year’s event was even more poignant as pupil Arabella Scannell (Year 1), who has spent the past year battling one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia, showed her remarkable fightback by taking part.

Arabella’s mother, Mrs Ellie Scannell, said it was a ‘splendid event’, adding: ‘Arabella was thoroughly excited and raced around being dashed in colours. Friendships and fun whilst raising funds for a cause very dear to our heart – what a wonderful, colourful way of raising money and awareness.’

Mrs Clarke, principal of St Joseph’s College, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Mr Bowden for capturing the delight and excitement of everyone taking part. The event took place during the week in which we celebrate our founder, St Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, and award star badges to those students whose conduct has reflected our founder’s guiding virtues – compassion, community, service and contribution.

‘All those qualities were on display in abundance during the Colour Run, an event which has become a highlight of our college calendar.

‘It is wonderful that this joyful event supports two such worthy charities, and having Arabella back with us taking part in all the fun was the icing on the cake.’