Fundrais­ers get messy for hospice char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A FUNDRAISER cel­e­brated her birth­day with bub­bly like no other when she took part in a ‘Bub­ble Rush’ char­ity event.

Veron­ica McNeil, known as Ron­nie, took part in the event in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

It was held at Oul­ton Park Race Cir­cuit and com­bined a 5k run with colour­ful ‘bub­ble walls’ which par­tic­i­pants ran through along the route.

Ron­nie, who is a cus­tomer ad­viser for Leek United build­ing so­ci­ety on Ch­ester­gate, said: “It was my birth­day that week­end, so what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate than with some bub­bly?

“I go to the gym reg­u­larly, so my fit­ness level wasn’t a prob­lem – but my train­ers ended up a very funny colour by the time I’d fin­ished!”

Ron­nie teamed up with sup­porter carer Siob­han Neill from the hospice, and they com­pleted the 5k course in just over 30 min­utes.

They are still col­lect­ing their spon­sor money, but hope to have raised sev­eral hun­dred pounds be­tween them.

Ron­nie and her col­leagues at Leek United’s Macclesfield branch have cho­sen East Cheshire Hospice as the fo­cus of their char­ity fundrais­ing this year.

The so­ci­ety has al­ready made a do­na­tion to­wards Ron­nie’s ‘Bub­ble Rush’ fundrais­ing.

●» Ron­nie McNeil is pic­tured right with Siob­han Neill from East Cheshire Hospice at the Bub­ble Rush

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