Whilst on holiday last summer, Loretto’s former head of school Angus Oatts had a bike accident and sustained serious head injuries. Funds are needed to support Angus’s long-term recovery and Loretto pupils organised a ‘colour run’ to raise hundreds of pounds for this cause. The colour run is a paint race which “celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality” and during which runners are doused from head to toe in different colours.
Jonathan Hewat, director of external affairs at Loretto, said: “Whilst Angus’s progress has been remarkable, he continues to recover at home, but plans to start at Newcastle University this autumn. All who have met Angus will have been touched and moved by his ready smile, determination, positive outlook and the remarkable progress that he has made since the accident. The Loretto pupils have rallied round and supported Angus – this colour run meant such a lot, raised a good deal of money and all had great fun in the process. The sun shone, laughter, hilarity and a rainbow of different colours filled the air.”