A blast of colour is forecast this weekend

This Sunday 5th May is the return of the Colour blast dash run on Victoria Park Leicester.

A family fun run through our Beautiful Victoria Park, with a guaranteed splash of colour, all raising funds for Cope The Laura Centre.

For the second year running a local business is sponsoring this event, VeriVide Limited based here in Enderby, Leicester who specialise in global colour Assessment Standards across lots of industries. so it’s definitely guaranteed to be a very colourful event.

Leicester media covered this event last year and our team and cameras got completely covered with coloured powder, but we soon dusted ourselves down, and enjoyed the event.

Check out last years video of this event, watch the reverse video techniques and slow motion clips. we look forward to seeing you on the day.

2018 Event Victoria Park Leicester

Join with friends, family or colleagues and you can walk, run or dance your way around the course, getting “blasted” with coloured powder, tackling the all new obstacles and cross the finish line wearing all the colours of the rainbow!

We are offering new and updated races for 2019 with multiple colour stations and the introduction of optional crawl nets, tunnels and inflatable obstacles.

Join us for a 2.5k fun family race filled with colour – dare you take on the obstacle course as well? You decide!

Or sign up for a 5k race – will you take on the obstacles?

2018 Colour Blast Dash (Picture by Leicester Media)


All proceeds go to COPE The Laura Centre, Midlands based family bereavement support charity.


The Laura Centre is now the sole project of the charity COPE. Gail and Harry Moore founded COPE in 1988. COPE’s initial work focused on providing a range of services for children with cancer and their families. This work led directly to the creation of the COPE children’s oncology unit (ward 27) at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, as well as the creation and funding of two children’s community Macmillan nurses and contributing to haematological research.

The work initiated by COPE contributed to a significant shift in awareness of families’ needs and most of these services are now funded by the NHS. Gail and Harry went on to start a separate charity that created Rainbows children’s hospice.

Following the sad death of their daughter Laura from Leukaemia, Gail and Harry became acutely aware of the lack of support for families bereaved of a child.

This led to them opening The Laura Centre in October 1991 to provide therapeutic support to anyone bereaved of a child or young person. In 1994 our service was extended to include support for children bereaved of a parent or carer.

The Laura Centre saw 80 people in the first year it opened and has steadily grown since. We currently support more than 400 people every year.

In 2005 we expanded into no. 6 Tower Street. In September 2006 two building nos. 4 and 6 Tower Street were joined together so that we could have one reception and waiting room. This has made the Centre more accessible with the creation of a downstairs counselling room and disabled access toilet. In addition we were able to move our Quiet Room to the ground floor to make it more accessible.


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