The Ridgewood Post Office fund-raising team of Anita Scott, Karen Varney, Ellen Eastwood, and Emma Taylor pictured after the Color Run.

Ridgewood Post Office staff complete Color Run

Ridgewood Post Office staff who like to tackle a new adventure each year raised £340 for the NSPCC when they took part in The Color Run at Brighton.

Karen Varney and Emma Taylor were joined by Ellen Eastwood, who used to work at the post office, and another friend Anita Scott, on the 5k event which is known as ‘the happiest 5,000 metres on the planet”.

They started off wearing spotless Color Run T-shirts and end up covered in powder paint which they were pelted with as they went round the course. New to the event this year were ‘foam clouds’ which they went through.


Karen Varney and Emma Taylor who are grateful to Ridgewood Post Office customers for donating £125 towards their fund-raising for the NSPCC.

Last year the Ridgewood Post Office team took part in a Midnight Walk at Eastbourne to raise funds for the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice, and the year before that they tackled Pretty Muddy, a 5km obstacle course, in aid of Cancer Research.

Post Office customers supported the team by donating £125 to their charity pot.

Karen said it was the customers who had encouraged them on to get involved in another challenge. “They keep asking us what we will be doing next and are very generous and supportive in helping us to raise money.”

• Back in June Alice Harding, who works at the Post Office took on a massive 100km walking challenge. She and her friend Mercedes Hall were among 14 of 35 people who set out on the South Downs Ultra Challenge.

• Contact details for Ridgewood Post Office can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Post Offices or Shops.

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