A FIBRE broadband company has pledged its support for Manorlands.

Brsk gave its backing to an annual colour run event held in aid of the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

And it is planning further initiatives to boost the charity.

The Manorlands PaintRush – at Bradford and Bingley Sports Club – sees participants run, jog or walk around a five-kilometre course, whilst getting covered in brightly coloured paint powder.

It is supported by Manorlands' Riddlesden and East Morton Fundraising Group.

Brsk staged a pink paint station and had team members running the course.

Ross Hardaker, the company's community engagement manager, says: "Supporting the community where we’re building our broadband is a really important part of what we do.

"It has been fantastic working with Sue Ryder, growing a partnership and supporting a worthy cause to help countless people through a difficult and traumatic time.

"PaintRush was brilliant. Paint stations placed across the course meant that participants of all ages who completed the activity ended up covered in a spectacular array of colours, bringing some extra fun and cheer to an incredible community day whilst raising money for Sue Ryder’s expert care and support resources.

"There was an incredible atmosphere, which brought everyone together. We were thrilled to be a part of it.

"This event marked the first of a number of activities in the pipeline that brsk will stage in partnership with the charity."

Andrew Wood, community fundraising manager at Sue Ryder, says: "Thanks go to everyone who took part, our hosts Bradford and Bingley Sports Club, our volunteers and sponsors, not least new sponsor brsk. This was the biggest PaintRush to date – we raised more than £23,000 for the care that we provide at Manorlands hospice and in the community."

Other sponsors of the event included McNally EV, AB Jetting and Acorn Stairlifts.

Manorlands supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the hospice and in the community, across an area covering Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale as well as parts of Bradford.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs over £10,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.

Only a small part of the cost is covered by statutory funding.

Most of the funds have to be raised through voluntary donations.