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The sun shone, and most importantly the rain held off, for the Centenary Colour Fun Run held on the playing fields on 8th December. After a terrific warm up with Mr Silman to ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree’, Alison Hooker from Helen & Douglas House told parents about the charity’s aim to raise £3 million a year in order to provide respite care for children and support for their families. Then donning their commemorative T-shirts, over 180 children from Nursery to Year 8 charged around the 1.2 mile course set over the playing fields becoming increasingly covered in a palette of rainbow powder paint thrown by staff. Refreshments were then served in the Pavillion with hot chocolate with squirty cream and delicious shortbread biscuits going down a storm and served by our ever cheery housekeeping staff.

 The Virgin Money donations page remains live and can be accessed at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/WinchesterHouseSchool with all monies will be split equally between Helen & Douglas House and Katharine House Hospice.