No place like foam

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

BUB­BLES were blowing every­where as East Cheshire Hospice staged its most colour­ful fundrais­ing event of the sum­mer.

Bub­ble Rush 2017 at­tracted more than 1,000 par­tic­i­pants who com­pleted a 5k course through the grounds of Alder­ley Park.

Four bub­ble sta­tions around the course pumped out foam, en­sur­ing every­one worked them­selves into a lather rais­ing around £32,000 for the hospice.

Three gen­er­a­tions of the Whit­burn fam­ily, from Mac­cles­field, en­tered into the spirit of the oc­ca­sion. Sofia (nine) and younger sis­ter Martha (five) were joined by dad Ja­son and mum Louise and grand­par­ents De­nis and Mar­garet Har­tle.

Sofia and Martha, who at­tend St Al­ban’s RC Pri­mary School, were joined by school friends as they all en­joyed the frothy fun.

Louise said: “It was a great day out and the kids love it. It’s nice that peo­ple of all ages can take part and go round the course at their own pace and it’s not a race.

“It was a lovely sunny day as well and the lo­ca­tion was fan­tas­tic with a for­est, lake and an un­du­lat­ing course. We like to sup­port hospice fundrais­ing events and this one’s a bit dif­fer­ent.”

Live en­ter­tain­ment added to the party at­mos­phere. Beth Candy, events as­sis­tant at the hospice, said: “This was our third Bub­ble Rush and we’d like to thank all our sup­port­ers for com­ing along.

“All money raised goes di­rectly to pro­vid­ing hospice care across Cheshire.

“We’d also like to thank Alder­ley Park, As­traZeneca, Manch­ester Science Part­ner­ships and Brunt­wood who all kindly al­lowed us cour­tesy of what every­one agreed was an ex­cel­lent venue.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing even more peo­ple at Bub­ble Rush next year.”

Above: The Whit­burn fam­ily with friends at Bub­ble Rush 2017. Be­low: Vis­i­tors en­joy the bub­bles

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