Dash of colour for Spalding friends ahead of Lincoln run

COLOUR DASH: Georgia-Mae Bailey and Ella Holbrook havee entered the St Barnabas Hospice Colour Dash 5k fun run at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday.
COLOUR DASH: Georgia-Mae Bailey and Ella Holbrook havee entered the St Barnabas Hospice Colour Dash 5k fun run at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday.
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A pair of daredevil sixth-formers are keeping their feet firmly on the ground for their latest charity-inspired adventure.

Georgia-Mae Bailey (16), of Spalding, and Ella Rose Holbrook (17), of Moulton Marsh, lived to tell the tale having jumped out of a plane 13,000ft above the ground for children’s charity Make-a-Wish Foundation in March.

Now, after raising about £1,600 for the charity that makes the dreams of seriously and terminally ill children come true, the Spalding Grammar School sixth-formers are taking part in a five-kilometre run with a difference on Saturday.

Georgia-Mae and Ella will join 3.500 other runners for the St Barnabas Colour Dash at Lincolnshire Showground where stamina will be rewarded with a soaking of environmentally-friendly paint for every kilometre run.

Ella said: “Georgia-Mae wanted to do a run that was a bit different and unique, while wanting to help out and make a difference at the same time.

“I’m quite looking forward to the Colour Run, even though I’m ridiculously unfit at the moment, and I know Georgia-Mae is as well because it offers something completely different.”

I’m quite looking forward to the Colour Run and I know Georgia-Mae is as well because it offers something completely different

Ella Rose Holbrook (17) of Moulton Marsh

Georgia-Mae and Ella have captured the attention of fellow students and staff at Spalding Grammar School, having run a lucky numbers stall at Saracen’s Head Village Hall in February which raised about £180 for Make-a-Wish Foundation.

In addition, the pair also organised a supermarket bag pack, cake stall and raffle at last year’s Moulton Park Country Fayre in aid of the children’s charity.

Ella said: “We did a presentation in school after the skydive and a lot of teachers gave us money for Make-a-Wish Foundation.

“We just want to finish the Colour Run which we’ve not been able to focus on much because of exams at school where the students have been amazed at what we’ve done so far.”

To sponsor Georgia-Mae and Ella, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Georgia-Mae-Bailey

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