COLOURFUL fundraisers turned out in their droves for the second Age UK Isle of Wight Powder Run on Saturday, with more than 200 people taking on the 2km obstacle course and getting covered in every colour of the rainbow at the seven powder stations.

The event, held as part of Porchfield Cricket Club’s annual fun day — with a fun dog show, bouncy castle, face painting, vintage rides and games — provided an opportunity for people of all ages to experience a pastiche of flying paint while raising money for the charity.

Participants and their supporters attended from all over the Island, with each powder station sponsored and manned by a different local Island business.

Elisha Leachman, fundraising manager at Age UK Isle of Wight, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who came along and supported this year’s Powder Run, it was amazing to see so many runners of all ages having a great time and getting covered in powder

“This is one of our favourite events, it’s so much fun and the atmosphere on the day was fantastic.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors and Porchfield Cricket Club for their continued support, it means so much to our charity, with their support we have raised over £2,500 so far with more to come from sponsorship.

“Every penny Age UK Isle of Wight receives stays on the Island and goes directly to helping older Islanders in their later life.

"Thank you to everyone again and we hope to see you at the powder run next year.”