Lovely bub­bly for fundrais­ing race soap stars

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

THE UK’s first-ever Bub­ble Rush at­tracted a record 7,000 spec­ta­tors for East Cheshire Hospice’s new­est fundrais­ing event.

Five-foot high walls of foam re­placed fast cars at Cheshire’s Oul­ton Park, but noth­ing seemed to de­ter more than 1,900 run­ners who ei­ther ran or walked a five-kilo­me­tre soapy route.

Many peo­ple opted to make it a whole fam­ily chal­lenge.

Crowds en­joyed slides, bouncy cas­tles and live mu­sic at the event, which was jointly or­gan­ised by the East Cheshire Hospice and St Luke’s Hospice. Bub­ble runs are an Amer­i­can craze and have now been brought to Cheshire by the two char­i­ties.

All ages took part, in­clud­ing six-year-old Wil­liam Killilea from Wilm­slow who has so far raised £520 from friends and fam­ily.

Dad Stephen said: “We’re so proud of him, he ran all the way, only slow­ing down to get the bub­bles out of his mouth.

“I had trou­ble keep­ing up with him.”

East Cheshire Hospice event or­gan­iser Jes­sica Ruth said: “We took a big risk stag­ing the first-ever Bub­ble Rush in the UK, but it re­ally paid off.

‘‘We are so grate­ful to all our sup­port­ers who trav­elled to the race track for a day of frothy fun.

‘‘It is es­ti­mated that the event has raised an in­cred­i­ble £18,000 to sup­port the work of East Cheshire Hospice and there are al­ready plans afoot for an­other event.

“Ev­ery­one had a great time and the feed­back has been fan­tas­tic.

“We are plan­ning a sim­i­lar event next year.”

Cheshire Hospice is hold­ing a ‘come and see’ morn­ing for any­one want­ing to vol­un­teer for the lo­cal char­ity.

In­for­ma­tion on more than 60 vol­un­teer roles on of­fer will be avail­able at the event, which takes place at the hospice on Tues­day, June 2, be­tween 10am-1pm.

Roles in­clude work­ing with pa­tients, ad­min­is­tra­tive, re­cep­tion and fundrais­ing. The event takes place at the hospice at the Mill­bank Drive in Macclesfield.

l● Run­ners at the start line of the Bub­ble Rush at Oul­ton Park

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