For the 5th year, the Rockhampton community woke up bright and early on a picturesque Sunday morning to help RACQ CapRescue create clouds of colour in the Kershaw Gardens at Colour Me Capricorn Rockhampton, presented by DC Motors Nissan.
Over 550 participants ran, walked, danced, or strolled along the garden paths, creating a vibrant atmosphere and making it a colourful success by raising over $13,000 for RACQ CapRescue.Naming Rights Partner DC Motors had a fantastic morning with all staff involved expressing how much fun the event was and that they will return next year.
“DC Motors has been a massive supporter of CapRescue for the longest time; it was a no-brainer to support a fantastic cause in such a fun way!” Marketing and Events Manager for DC Motors, Eryn Mooney, said. “Our General Manager is still trying to wash the colour powder from his hands!”
Volunteer contribution was a record high with over 33 StepUp CapRescue Volunteers, supported by Thiess in attendance, including corporate volunteers from DC Motors and Blackwoods Rockhampton, plus student volunteers from the Rockhampton Grammar School. Volunteers from the CQU Health Clinic were also on hand to provide free sports massages to participants and host the warm-up.
“The success of Colour Me Capricorn relies heavily on the support of our volunteers,” Community Fundraising Officer Caitlin Buttenshaw stated. “Colour Me Capricorn is one of the most popular events for our volunteers, with everyone walking away smiling from ear to ear, excited to be a part of our other events.”
Colour Me Capricorn Rockhampton would not have been possible without the support from our sponsors, including Naming Rights Partner DC Motors Nissan, Bronze sponsor Blackwoods Rockhampton, and the help from our volunteers, CQUniversity and Livin the Bean.
“We are already looking forward to next year’s event, hoping it will be bigger and better than ever,” Caitlin said. “Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for information on all of our upcoming events!”