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Age UK IW Powder Run 2021!

Published on 29 September 2021 03:04 PM

Age UK Isle of Wight’s third annual Powder Run & Fun Day, postponed last year due to covid, once again opening its doors to the local community, offering entertainment and family fun last Saturday at Porchfield Cricket Club.

Colourful fundraisers turned out in their droves for the third Age UK Isle of Wight Powder Run on Saturday 25th September 2021, with over 200 people taking on the 2k backyard obstacle course, getting covered in every colour of the rainbow at their seven powder stations.

The event has raised over £2500 so far (with sponsorship still to come in) and ran alongside a family fun day, featuring a fun dog show & dog agility displays hosted by 'Barking Mad', also vintage fun fair amusements, BBQ,  bar, cake by Calbourne Classics, Jules Ice Cream Van, Island Sweet Dreams, and a few local activity stalls!


Elisha Leachman, Age UKIW’s Fundraising Manager, said: 

“We are so grateful to everyone who came along to support our wonderful family fun day & to everyone who participated in The Powder Run last Saturday.

We love hosting local community events and the Powder Run was brighter than ever this year with people of all ages and abilities taking part! Every penny we raise stays on the Island and will help Age UK Isle of Wight to support our older Island residents. We are so grateful to Porchfield Cricket Club and to our wonderful volunteers who supported to make this event as amazing as it was!” 


The Powder Run was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual Isle of Wight, Red Squirrel Property Ltd, Biscoes Solicitors, and Red Funnel Ferries.

Photos in order: Albie Oliver our youngest participant at 14months old. AUKIW Trustee Alan Thorne & his Granddaughter Olivia. AUKIW's Hospital Community Unit leader Richard Bell as the TRex, Some of our amazing participants at the finish line and Simba, one of our Dog Show Winners!