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left to right, Sales Administrator Morwenna Bunt, HR Manager Sara Gibb and MD Angela Gill, from Burgess Hill based Bio-Productions.

Green Manufacturer Adds Kaleidoscope of Colours to its Charity Credentials

MD Angela Gill, HR Manager Sara Gibb and Sales Administrator Morwenna Bunt from Burgess Hill based Bio-Productions took part in the Colour Obstacle Rush event in Brighton last Saturday 22 June at Brighton Racecourse.

The fundraising trio gave their multicoloured all in support of their designated charity St Peter & St James Hospice. While the event is not marketed as a fundraising platform, the Bio-Productions team paid an entrance fee and in addition pledged to raise £200 each for their chosen charity. So far the philanthropic threesome has raise £700 and are hoping to add to this.  Earlier this month Sara Gibb staged her own mini bake off where she traded sweet treats with staff at HQ in return for donations. Anyone wishing to contribute can visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sara-gibb2

The Colour Obstacle Rush is an exhilarating event which combines the thrill of an obstacle course over 5km with the atmosphere of a music festival and the fun of coloured powdered runs thrown in. Contestants negotiated 20 obstacles with 8 colour stations and 20 music zones. When it all got too much, they were able to recover from the mania of racing in a special chill out area called ‘colour from the skys’.

Sales Administrator, Morwenna Bunt, shared her experience, “The Colour Rush on Saturday was so much fun. It was great to be part of such a huge crowd who were all there for their own personal reasons. As a team we wanted to raise money for a charity that was both local and close to our hearts. I personally ran this for St Peter & St James’ as they provided so much help and support throughout the final stages of my Nan’s life in 2010. The Colour Rush was a thoroughly enjoyable way to raise awareness and it was a fantastic feeling to be part of such a motivating and supportive team, I’m looking forward to our next challenge!

Bio-Productions formulates, tests and makes a range of award-winning, environmentally-friendly, industrial cleaning products which are exported around the world. In December 2014 a management buyout by three employees which has led to both UK and international success.

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Note to editors: 

The first Colour Obstacle Rush was held in Finland in 2014 under the Finnish name ‘Variestejuoksu’. The 2014 tour became the most popular obstacle run series in Scandinavia. With the inaugural season being a smashing success, the phenomena expanded to the US and Europe from 2015. Read More

St Peter & St James Hospice, supports, empowers and cares for people towards and at the end of life. Through its inpatient ward, wellbeing services and specialist community nursing team, it offers expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living with terminal illness in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding villages. Hospice care is very much about living well and the care is personalised to every individual; the team are passionate about helping people to achieve their best possible quality of life and to do this, it focuses on the things that matter most to them. The hospice also understands that illness affects everyone close to that person, so they are there for family and friends too – whether that is through services such as counselling, befriending or complementary therapy.  As a charity, St Peter & St James rely on the generosity of its community to cover more than 80% of its running costs. The support that it receives from local business and those in the community truly makes a difference.