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Friends School pupils explosion of colour in charity cash dash

By Sara Neill

Pupils and staff at a Lisburn school have run a colourful gauntlet to raise cash for charity.

The Colour Run at Friends is thought to be the first time the event has been held at any school across the UK.

It saw around 1,000 members of the school, from teachers to students, dashing through multi-coloured powder in their fundraising efforts.

Participants ended up all the colours of the rainbow as they ran, walked and crawled their way through the course, passing hosts throwing bright paint dust.

They wore specially printed T-shirts and coloured sunglasses for the Colour Run FSL, which took place on one of the sunniest days of this year so far.

The run was held in aide of Habitat for Humanity NI, which combats homelessness and poverty.

A group of 20 Year 13 pupils, aged 16 and 17, is behind the effort that has raised almost £10,000 for the charity.

The Colour Run has been held across the world, and was brought to Belfast for the first time last summer.

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