STAFF at a Colchester-based facilities management company have raised hundreds of pounds for two cancer charities after taking part in a colourful race.

Six members from Cloudfm tackled the Colour Dash Challenge to help generate funds for Cancer Research UK and Stand Up To Cancer, raising more than £700.

The vibrant fundraising event, which was organised by group’s client Zizzi and held in Henley-on-Thames, saw more than 300 runners make their way around a rural 5km course while being showered with a plethora of multi-coloured powder paint.

Jeff Dewing, Cloudfm chief executive, said: “We’re always keen to throw ourselves into supporting our clients as well as any of their charity endeavours.

“Our six volunteers came together and raised more than £700 between them for incredible worthy causes.”