Age UK Powder Run

By Press Release Oct 5, 2021

Colourful fundraisers turned out in force for the Age UK Isle of Wight Powder Run on Saturday, with more than 200 people taking on the 2km (1¼ mile) backyard obstacle course, getting covered in every colour of the rainbow at the seven powder stations.

The event, at Porchfield Cricket Club, has raised £2,500 so far and ran alongside a family fun day, featuring a fun dog show and dog agility displays hosted by ‘Barking Mad’.

There was also vintage fun fair amusements, barbecue, bar, cakes (by Calbourne Classics), the Jules ice cream van, Island Sweet Dreams and local activity stalls.

Albie Oliver – The youngest participant at 14 months old

Elisha Leachman, Age UK IW’s fund raising manager, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who came along to support our wonderful family fun day and to everyone who participated in The Powder Run.

“We love hosting local community events and the Powder Run was brighter than ever this year with people of all ages and abilities taking part!

“Every penny we raise stays on the Island, and will help Age UK Isle of Wight to support our older Island residents and we are so grateful to Porchfield Cricket Club and to our wonderful volunteers who supported to make this event as amazing as it was!”