The team at CosyDevon - a partnership between Torbay and Devon Authorities - are hoping to bring a heat wave to this year’s brightest and most colourful event, the Rowcroft Hospice Colour Rush.

The Colour Rush will be bursting into Paignton on Saturday 13 September with a powdered paint packed 5k challenge. Those taking part are being invited to run it, dance it, walk it but however they do it to have fun whilst raising funds for the work of Rowcroft Hospice.

The Colour Rush is being supported by a variety of organisations including CosyDevon who will be providing the medals for all those taking part at this year’s event.

Jess Goodwin, Events Co-ordinator at Rowcroft Hospice, said: "We are extremely grateful for CosyDevon's support of The Colour Rush and Rowcroft Hospice, helping us to provide care and services for more than 1800 people living with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their family and friends, across South Devon. The Colour Rush is shaping up to be a fantastic event - we certainly can't wait to see everybody collect their medals!"

The CosyDevon Scheme is a partnership between Torbay and Devon Authorities working with E.ON. £9m has been secured across Devon (excluding Plymouth) under the national Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to spend on energy efficiency measures.

Kate Jenkins, Campaign Manager for CosyDevon said “We are delighted to be able to support the fantastic work of Rowcroft Hospice at the Colour Rush and are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness of the CosyDevon scheme at the same time!”

“Everybody deserves to live in a cosy home and the CosyDevon scheme is all about helping people to stay warmer in their homes this winter. Cold homes aren’t good for our health or our mental wellbeing and we know that for some people the cost of heating a home can be a real worry. For those who qualify CosyDevon offers a lot of free measures like loft and wall insulation and we also have a number of new boilers available”.

Private landlords, private tenants and homeowners can all contact CosyDevon to explore if they may be eligible. The scheme does not cover social landlords and social housing tenants. Although private landlords, private tenants and homeowners can apply, work will actively take place to generate leads to individuals and families living in fuel poverty in the most deprived areas of Torbay.

Torbay Council’s Executive Lead for Strategic Planning, Housing and Energy David Thomas said: “We are proud to be supporting the Colour Rush and would like to congratulate everybody taking part and all those who have worked hard at Rowcroft Hospice to make this event happen”.

“The CosyDevon team will be available at the Colour Rush to talk with anyone who might want a little information on how they could help make their home more energy efficient. We’re also hoping that everyone at the Colour Rush will take the CosyDevon message back into their own communities and spread the word so that the scheme can really reach those who might be struggling this year”.

Anyone wishing to find out if they are eligible for the measures can contact CosyDevon on telephone 0800 0511548 or visit

Note to Editors

CosyDevon was developed by:

  • Torbay Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • Exeter City Council
  • East Devon District Council
  • Mid Devon District Council
  • North Devon Council
  • Torridge District Council
  • West Devon Borough Council
  • South Hams District Council
  • Devon County Council

The scheme is funded by E.ON through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). Applicants do not have to be E.ON customers in order to be eligible for CosyDevon.

For more information contact Torbay Council on 01803 207048.

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