Colour dash next on the list for Miss Bedfordshire

Miss Bedfordshire, Megan Bayliss
Miss Bedfordshire, Megan Bayliss

Miss Bedfordshire is getting ready to take on her next challenge at Keech’s 5k colour dash run.

Megan Bayliss, 20, of Barton, is hoping to raise £1000 for her five chosen charities at the 5k run at Wigmore Valley Park on Sunday, July 19.

Megan Bayliss

Megan Bayliss

She has chosen to support Keech Hospice Care, National Autistic Society, Moorefields Eye Hospital, Beauty With A Purpose and Coeliac UK.

She said: “I want to raise as much money as I can for the charities because they all help so many people in different ways.

“I am also setting myself a personal challenge to complete this distance for the first time.”

Megan was eight when she was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue which means every day is a constant battle for her to find the energy to do daily tasks, she was also diagnosed with coeliac disease last summer.

Her condition means she is unable to go to a gym but she has been training at home and plans to do a mixture of walking and running at the 5k event.

The beauty therapist added: “I have never done anything like this before due to my health not being as strong as most other people, but where I can I will most certainly do my bit.

“Last year I took part in a 100m length swim and raised £300 for Beauty With A Purpose.

“All the charities are extremely close to my heart and I would love to spread the word and start raising awareness for all of these amazing charities!”

Entrants must complete two circuits of the park, passing through the colour stations where they will be showered with coloured powder.

To sponsor Megan, visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/megmakingadifference