The sisters of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson are following in his footsteps by supporting Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Louis’ sisters Lottie, aged 15, Felicity, 13, and Daisy and Phoebe, both 10, have signed up to the hospice’s Colour Dash, a 5km fun run at Rother Valley Country Park, in Sheffield on Saturday, May 3.
Runners will be showered head to toe in a different vibrant colour at each kilometre - and the race finishes in a rainbow shower of colours.
The girls visited the North Anston hospice to model the event’s merchandise and accessories which are now on sale in regional branches of New Look, and in the charity’s online shop.
They are also urging participants to support the cause by raising as much sponsorship as possible.
Lottie, from Doncaster, said: “I’m really excited to be able to get involved with the Colour Dash and support Bluebell Wood.
“I first heard about the hospice when Louis became a patron of the charity, and it’s a fantastic organisation. I’d encourage everyone taking part to raise as much sponsorship as they can to help the children and families who use Bluebell Wood.”
The colour dash concept has been a success in the USA and Bluebell Wood is the first charity in Yorkshire to host one. The fun run was launched in early February and all of the 2,000 places for it have now been taken up.
Helen Mower, head of fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “The response we have had to sign-ups has been incredible and we have unfortunately had to close entries. But, if anyone would still like to get involved, we are still recruiting volunteers to help throughout the day.”