A ROSSENDALE woman is set to take part in Burnley’s first colour dash in memory of her great uncle.

Gail Bowery, 42, signed up to the 5k event at Thompson Park with her sister and friends to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice.

The deputy nursery manager at Flying Start Nursery in Rawtenstall is taking part in memory of her great uncle Danny Wain.

He passed away at the hospice in November 2013 age 76 after a short battle with throat cancer.

Mr Wain, who was originally from Edenfield and later lived in Rawtenstall, worked for Rossendale Combining for 21 years prior to his illness.

Mrs Bowery said: “The Hospice staff were all so amazing, not just with Danny but with all the visitors too, my great aunt Mary called them her ‘little angels.”

More than 1,000 people have already signed up to take part in event at Thompson Park. It will take place on Sunday and will see participants showered in colourful paints en route.