Around 250 people responded to the invitation to walk, jog, run, or dance their way around a five-kilometre course in Poole Park after the sun had set.
The event, which took place on 23 April to raise funds for Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, also welcomed families to participate earlier in the day with a shorter course around the lake. Participants and spectators also enjoyed entertainment and refreshments in the race village.
Diverse Abilities supports both children and adults with physical and learning disabilities through a variety of services including a specialist school, respite homes, activity centres, play sessions, care in the home and with advice over the phone and in person.
Lucy Rowley, events fundraising officer at Diverse Abilities, said: “We’re so thankful to everyone who turned out for the Dorset Neon Run. The past two years have been really difficult, and any fundraising helps us to keep our vital services running so the people who need us most can receive their specialist care and support.
“We’d also like to thank everyone who has attended one of these events over the years, as well as all the various organisations and companies who get involved with logistical support or sponsorship to make it a reality.”
Visit diverseabilities.org.uk/events for further information about upcoming fundraising events and for more details on the charity’s work.
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