Deco-Pak manager raises £1,000 for late mother’s hospice

Rachel Smith (third from left) with Deco-Pak team at the colour runThe staff of Hipperholme-based decorative aggregates and bird box supplier Deco-Pak joined over 1,600 runners in a 5k colour run to raise money for Overgate Hospice in Elland.

The event took place on the July 9 in Saville Park, Halifax, for which the Deco-Pak team were required to run 5k whilst being pelted with multi-coloured powder by supporters.

For Deco-Pak’s finance manager Rachel Smith, the fundraiser had a particularly emotional significance. “My mother spent time at Overgate Hospice before she passed away, so I was thinking of her at every step of the way,” she explained. “The level of care she received at Overgate was just incredible and I am really happy that we can further support their work with our team donation.”

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