Leading mental health and wellbeing charity Inspire will host the Colour Run on Sunday 26th June at the Stormont Estate to raise money to support their services across Northern Ireland.

The 2.5/5k fun run, sponsored by Dunelm and in partnership with ArtsEkta, will see hundreds of members of the public run and walk the grounds of Stormont Estate while being covered in coloured powder in support of Inspire.

An all-inclusive event in the accessible grounds of the Stormont Estate, Inspire are encouraging everyone to join them on the day with family, friends and pets. The day’s entertainment doesn’t stop at the Colour Run itself. Inspire will also showcase performances from ArtsEkta, with food from a number of food and drink vendors, guaranteeing a fun day out for all.

To find out more and for tickets, click here.

Inspire’s Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Alex Bunting, said:

We are delighted to be launching the Inspire Colour Run for what is set to be a fun-packed afternoon. The Colour Run originates from Eastern culture and the Holi, the festival of love, colour and new beginnings. We know that the past few years have been a difficult period for many and taken a particular toll on the mental health of many people across society. Our colour run is the perfect opportunity for families, friends and communities to come together and enjoy a day celebrating their resilience and unity while supporting mental wellbeing.

We are looking forward to welcoming members of the public, all ages, abilities and backgrounds, to what will be, a great day. We’d like to thank our sponsor Dunelm and our partners ArtsEkta for their support.

Janice Dunn, Head of Community at Dunelm, said: We were so pleased to be asked to support this fantastic event as part of our partnership with Inspire. People in the community having the opportunity to come together and have some fun is a great way to support mental wellbeing. Many of our store colleagues will be joining in on the day too.

Executive Director of ArtsEkta Nisha Tandon OBE said: We are delighted to support the event and have a fun day together as it’s so important to support each other’s mental wellbeing. To bring tradition to the event, we will be celebrating with Bollywood dancers and DHOL Drummers. We are really looking forward to the day.

Early bird tickets are available until Tuesday 31st May.


In the photo: Inspire fundraising manager Danielle Sheridan and Dunelm Ballymena manager Marshall Angus at Parliament Buildings.