Bubble Rush Brings Fun to Plymouth

Plymouth’s first ever Bubble Rush has been hailed a great success by local charity Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The 5k family fun run through coloured bubbles was the first event of this type to be held in Devon.

Over 1200 people of all ages took part and got covered in different coloured foam and bubbles as they ran through different coloured bubble stations around the route at Newnham Park.

Families, colleagues and groups of friends all took part together, all getting into the spirit from the warm up, through all the bubble stations and through to the finish line where they were welcomed back with a medal.

Kiley Tellam, Events fundraiser for CHSW said “We are delighted with the success of Plymouth’s first ever Bubble Rush. It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the event and helping us to raise funds and awareness of Children’s Hospice South West in Plymouth. We hope to have raised over £30,000 in sponsorship from the Bubble Rush. I would like to thank David at Newnham Park for letting us use the land, to our Media Partners Radio Plymouth and to everyone who supported the event in various different ways.”

Money raised from the Bubble Rush will go towards supporting life limited children and their families across the south west by CHSW through its three children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, Charlton Farm in Bristol and Little Harbour in Cornwall. The hospices offer care and support to children and families going through unimaginable circumstances. Little Harbour in St Austell is currently supporting over 100 families from Plymouth and Cornwall with short breaks, respite, palliative care, emergency stays, end of life care and bereavement support. Little Harbour alone costs around £3 million a year to run.

Plymouth Bubble Rush is the first of three events for CHSW – there will be Bubble Rush fun runs in Barnstaple (30th September) and Keynsham near Bristol (2nd September).  Torbay’s Rowcroft Hospice is also hosting their own Bubble Rush at the Velopark on 9th September.

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