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Add a dash of colour for run

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 5:09pm

Cork’s own ‘Young Offenders’ were up to their usual colourful antics this week, but this time for a good cause.

Stars of the hit RTE series took part in a riot of colour to announce the date for Cork’s Colour Dash this summer.

PJ Gallagher, who plays exasperated headmaster Brian, was joined by Chris Walley and Alex Murphy, teenage terrors Jock and Conor, to urge members of the public to sign up for the fun 5km run on 24 June at the Atlantic Pond near Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Colour Dash is sponsored by Aldi Ireland, with all money raised going towards supporting cancer patients and funding vital cancer research.

PJ said: “Colour Dash is a fantastic opportunity for families in Ireland to enjoy a fun day out while helping the 40,000 people who will get a cancer diagnosis this year.

“We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and I lost my dad to the illness. We can all play our part in the fight back against cancer.”

Averil Power, Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society, said: “Record numbers are turning to the Irish Cancer Society for information, care and support. We are hugely dependent on money raised through events like Colour Dash to fund vital lifesaving cancer research and services such as our night nurses, volunteer drivers and freephone cancer nurseline. Inject some colour into your summer by taking on a Colour Dash and show your support for people affected by cancer.”

Sign up now at, as spaces for each Colour Dash are limited.

Registration is €30 per person, and €5 for children under 12.

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