SOAKED: Gavin Jones, Will Fitzpatrick, Derek Fry, Michael Hanley and Rob Carroll are ready for the Super Soaker Fun Run.
SOAKED: Gavin Jones, Will Fitzpatrick, Derek Fry, Michael Hanley and Rob Carroll are ready for the Super Soaker Fun Run. Tom Threadingham

Colour and fun for a good cause in Laidley

WATER and colour is set to fill the air as the community laces-up for a good cause.

The Laidley Super Soaker Fun Run will be held this Saturday, with competitors hitting the pavement for either a 5km or 10km walk, run or cycle.

The event will take a special twist on the normal colour runs which use powders, and will instead see super soakers and water pistols filled with a variety of food-dyed water.

It will also take on special meaning as it raises funds for Small Rights, Big Changes.

Event organiser Lynell Crowther said the group seeks to support victims of all crime and violence and educate people on its devastating effects.

"We want to build a living learning centre in the Lockyer Valley to help people get through the other side of child sexual abuse, violent crime and other things like that," Mrs Crowther said.

She hoped the event would not only raise money but awareness on the issue too.

"We want to pull the community together and we want them to understand that we all need to stand up against violence and we have to look out for each other," she said.

Mrs Crowther hoped the difficult physical and mental aspects of the run would help people to empathise with the issue.

"When people are struggling and running up the hill and their legs are hurting we want them to understand when you've been a victim of crime that's what goes in your everyday life and that it is a struggle and its really hard," she said,

The Laidley Super Soaker Fun Run will be held this Saturday and will start and finish at Ferrari Park.

Registration will be from 8am, the run starts at 9am.


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