Med­i­cal cen­tre team in bub­ble race for hospice

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A TEAM from Bolling­ton Med­i­cal Cen­tre raced through walls of bub­bles in aid of a pop­u­lar char­ity.

The work­ers and friends from the med­i­cal cen­tre, which is based on Welling­ton Road in the town, took part in the char­ity event the Bub­ble Rush, at Oul­ton Park, Tar­por­ley.

It’s a run­ning course around the race track with five ft walls of foam for par­ticpi­ants to wade through along the 5km route.

The whole fam­ily can take part and en­joy live en­ter­tain­ment through­out.

It’s one of a se­ries of sim­i­lar events which take place around the coun­try to raise money for var­i­ous char­i­ties.

The team were rais­ing money for East Cheshire Hospice, which cares for patients from Mac­cles­field and the sur­round­ing area.

The char­ity needs thou­sands of pounds ev­ery day to op­er­ate.

Tracy Culkin, from the Bolling­ton Med­i­cal Cen­tre team, said: “We en­tered the Bub­ble Rush at Oul­ton Park in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

“Our team was made up of all dif­fer­ent age ranges, from just 10 years old and right up to 60.

“It is a fun 5k run around a cir­cuit where there are water can­nons with foam and also ar­eas you have to go through foam. We did it for East Cheshire Hospice and a cou­ple of other char­i­ties.

“We had a great time at the event and were pleased to raise money for such a great cause.”

Tracy said she was run­ning for a per­sonal rea­son too. She said: “I was run­ning be­cause my son who is in year two on the me­dia stud­ies course at Mac­cles­field Col­lege had to do an end of year project so he chose to do it on me.

“He filmed me train­ing with my daugh­ter Gemma and then tak­ing part in the run with the team from the med­i­cal cen­tre.

“I man­aged to fin­ish in 50 min­utes which I was re­ally pleased about be­cause I had wanted to fin­ish the race within the hour. It was re­ally good fun.”

Par­tic­i­pants took part in the Bub­ble Rush in aid of the hospice af­ter suc­ces­ful fundrais­ing at the event last year. It was one of a se­ries of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties which take place dur­ing the year in aid of the hospice, on Mill­bank Drive, Mac­cles­field.

●● The team who en­tered the bub­ble rush at Oul­ton Park in aid of East Cheshire Hospice

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