Bub­bling up to a great event

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

WORK your­self into a lather and en­joy some good clean fun at Bub­ble Rush 2015.

This new­est fundrais­ing event of­fers the ex­cite­ment of go­ing through 5ft high walls of foam in the name of char­ity.

The venue is Oul­ton Park in Cheshire, home to the roar of rac­ing cars nor­mally, but giv­ing way on this oc­ca­sion to the roar of laugh­ter.

Bub­ble Rush takes place on Satur­day, May 16, from 3pm and has been jointly or­gan­ised by East Cheshire Hospice and St Luke’s Hospice.

Par­tic­i­pants can ei­ther run or walk round the 5km cir­cuit – fac­ing the frothy chal­lenge en route.

Bub­ble walks are an Amer­i­can craze and have now been brought to Cheshire by the two char­i­ties.

Early bird en­try of £20 is avail­able un­til Fe­bru­ary 14 with the fee re­funded for those who raise at least £100.

En­trants aged 10 and un­der pay £10.

Stu­dents from Mac­cles­field Col­lege, who have adopted East Cheshire Hospice as their char­ity of the year, are al­ready sign­ing up.

Amy Magee, the char­ity’s fundrais­ing man­ager, said: “Ev­ery­one can take part – there’s no age limit and the route is child friendly.

“A spe­cial course will be laid out at Oul­ton Park with a wa­ter slide at the fin­ish which is op­tional for en­trants.

“The Bub­ble Rush is great fun and this is the first time it’s been held in this coun­try.

“There’s live en­ter­tain­ment on the day and all money raised will go di­rectly to pro­vid­ing hospice care across Cheshire.”

To en­ter go to www. eastcheshire­hos­pice.org. uk/Bub­bleRush. ●● EAST Cheshire Hospice is hold­ing a spe­cial fur­ni­ture sale at its ware­house in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre on Satur­day, Jan­uary 31, and Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 1.

The char­ity needs to sell its stock to make room for new do­na­tions which are ar­riv­ing each day.

The ware­house is on Bond Street op­po­site Shaw Street.

The hospice has re­ceived an un­prece­dented level of fur­ni­ture over the last few weeks and re­tail staff and vol­un­teers are keen to turn it into cash do­na­tions to help pay for ur­gently needed care.

Re­tail man­ager Mick Prescott said: “We usu­ally store do­na­tions at our ware­house for a short time be­fore they go into our busy fur­ni­ture shop on Thorn­ton Square, but re­cently we’ve been over­whelmed with do­na­tions.

“With high lev­els of in­pa­tients at the hospice this win­ter, we must sell as much of the stock as we can to pro­vide the ex­tra nurs­ing care needed.”

Fur­ni­ture can be re­served with full pay­ment and home de­liv­ery can be ar­ranged.

●● Run­ners will be tak­ing part in the Bub­ble Rush for the hospice

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