A CHARITY is glowing after announcing a new charity event coming to Basingstoke.

Naomi House and Jacksplace, a hospice charity for seriously ill children and young adults, has launched its Glow Run, taking place on September 28.

The event will see people dancing, skipping, walking or running a 5k twilight fun run through neon tunnels, surrounded by disco lights and music in War Memorial Park.

Glow Run participants will receive a branded t-shirt and glow sticks to jazz up their outfits on the day in their registration packs when they sign up. The charity is inviting glow runners to get creative and sport colourful face paints, glow in the dark fancy dress and luminous accessories to dazzle the people of Basingstoke.

Charlotte Patrick, Events Fundraiser at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “We are so excited to host our very first event in Basingstoke.

"We are always keen to get as many supporters as possible across the seven counties our hospices cover involved in our events, and hope the people of Basingstoke will jump at the chance to get involved in this fun and exciting event to raise money for the seriously ill children and young adults in our care.

"We are expecting more than 800 people to sign up, and can’t wait to see them light up Basingstoke War Memorial park with luminous outfits and glow sticks galore.”

Early bird tickets for the Glow Run are available until August 1 at £15 for adults and £10 for children.

As of August 2, these prices will rise to £20 for adults and £15 for children. Check in opens at 6.30pm with the run scheduled to begin at 7.30pm.

The charity is hoping the event will raise £40,000, which could be enough to fund 270 hydrotherapy sessions for a child or young adult, 32 sessions of play therapy, or 43 siblings support days.

To sign up, visit: naomihouse.org.uk.