Colour explodes at charity event

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Wilson Botanic Park transformed into a sea of colour on Saturday 30 November.

Youths in their numbers took on the challenge of running, jogging or walking a 3km or 5km course while being showered in multi-coloured powder and cheered on at the Casey In Colour Run For YOUth event.

Organised by young people for young people within the City of Casey, the event raised funds for the CFA Narre Warren, Cranbourne Information and Support Service (CISS) and Cranbourne-Narre Relay for Life.

Running since 2016, the unique charity event celebrates health, wellbeing, happiness and individuality, while raising awareness about social justice issues.

On the day bystanders had the joy of squirting coloured chalk powders on the participants aged six to 16 years as they immersed in the colour of the rainbow.

Joining the fun were police officers from Victoria Police and CFA firefighters from Narre Warren and Berwick brigades.

Hosted by Casey Council in partnership with Grill’d Casey Central, the event also featured entertainment and activities including a DJ and the Children’s Bus.