THE award-winning St Margaret's Hospice Glitter Run is back this summer - this time with a bit of a twist.

The sparkly, colourful 5k run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint returns to Taunton Racecourse on Sunday, July 7.

And if you can't make that date, it's also at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday, May 19, and the Bishop's Palace in Wells on Sunday, June 9.

More than 2,000 people enjoyed last year's run, which was named Community Event of the Year at the 2018 Believe in Somerset Awards.

Events fundraiser Sonia Bateman said: "The response to our original Glitter Run was amazing, making it one of our most popular fundraising events ever.

"This year we’re making it even more exciting for our fantastic supporters by remixing our popular Glitter Run, Bubble Rush and Colour Run events to create a truly memorable day out.

"Not only will people be running, walking, dancing or skipping through glitter, they’ll enjoy a foam-tastic time going through bubble stations before finishing with a powder paint party. We’ve also added a new venue this year, so even more people can take part.”"

Western Power Distribution is the headline sponsor of the Glitter Run Remix - the firm's apprentices previously collected 2,000 bags of donations for the charity’s shops across Somerset and completed a major renovation of its retail distribution warehouse.

WPD corporate communications officer Tracy Carr said: "The Glitter Run Remix is a great opportunity for families, friends and colleagues to support the amazing care given to patients and their families at the hospice while enjoying a colourful and eventful day.

"We are delighted that WPD’s ongoing support will help us raise vital funds to care for people across Somerset who are facing a life-limiting illness.

"Last year, our Glitter Run participants raised enough sponsorship to pay for three days of care delivered by St Margaret’s Hospice across Somerset. This year we hope to do even better, with an ambitious target of raising enough to pay for five days of care."

St Margaret’s needs to raise more than £9.5million a year to fund its end of life care services for people across Somerset. Last year it supported more than 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses, including families and carers.

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