Wessex Cancer Trust over the Rainbow after charity event!


The Inflatable Rainbow Run for Wessex Cancer Trust IW has so far raised more than £27,000! And it could get much higher.

This is only a provisional total as sponsorship money is likely to continue rolling in for weeks to come.

The event, at Sandown Airport, was in its second year and, once again, there were around 1,000 people taking part. The 3km course featured 10 giant inflatables and five colour clouds of powder paint.

The winners of the only competitive wave for Island businesses – the ‘Corporate Cup’ – were PGL and Boogie Bounce IW, who entered a team of 116 and have so far raised more than £3,400!

Wessex Cancer Trust’s Community Engagement Manager, Lorraine White, said: “It was another incredible event and we’re celebrating yet another astonishing fundraising total.  The success and popularity of Rainbow Run continues to astound us all and we’re so grateful for the amazing support.

“From our many sponsors, supporters and the team at Sandown Airport to our dedicated volunteers and, above all, every single one of you that took part, we cannot thank you enough.

“So far, our two Inflatable Rainbow Runs have raised more than £65,000 for Island people affected by cancer and you can all feel very proud in the knowledge your money and efforts are helping to support Islanders when they need it most.”