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The countdown to the Bubble Rush begins

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 9:35 am.

The countdown to Dorothy House’s 2018 Bubble Rush has started. 

Last year over 1,600 people took part in Dorothy House Hospice Care’s event and raised an impressive £55,000. This year, the 5k fun run takes place on Saturday 14th July at a new venue, the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet.

Entrants will run, walk, skip or dance twice around a 2.5k route filled with huge clouds of rainbow-coloured foam, so this year’s runners or walkers will enjoy double the bubbles as they pass through four bubble stations twice during their two laps.

Before the start, the Bubble Village will be packed with entertainment with plenty of fun for participants and spectators alike.  There is a warm-up routine planned, plus live entertainment, a selfie booth, children’s activities, food and drink stalls and a colourful accessories stall to jazz up your outfit.

The Bubble Rush is a family event with no age restrictions and the child-friendly route is suitable for pushchairs, prams and wheelchairs. It is not a race; the aim is for everyone to pass the finish line covered in coloured bubbles and full of smiles.

Almost 500 early bird places are available online at £7.50 for children, £20 for adults or £50 for a family ticket on a first-come, first-served basis. Once they are sold, the standard entry fee for children (16 and under) is £10, adults (aged 17+) cost £25 and a family ticket is £60.  All paying participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal.

There is no minimum sponsorship amount, but participants are encouraged to raise as much as they can for Dorothy House Hospice Care to help fund vital patient care. The hospice is a charity and provides free palliative and end-of-life care from early diagnosis onwards to patients, their families and carers across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Wiltshire and Somerset.

Emily Knight, events fundraiser at Dorothy House Hospice Care said, “We are excited about this family fun run, especially as we have a great new venue this year. For every £1 we receive from the NHS, we have to raise a further £4, so this July we’re hoping to beat the sum we raised at last year’s Bubble Rush. Please join in the fun and sign up for this brilliant family-friendly event.”

Becky Bird, who is from Frome and is taking part in the event said, “I am doing the Bubble Rush in support of Amy Hawley from Warminster, a day patient at Dorothy House Hospice Care. I’ll be doing the fun run along with Amy’s ten-year-old daughter Lucie and several colleagues from Christchurch School, Frome, where I met Amy eight years ago.  Since her diagnosis, both Amy and Lucie have been supported every step of the way by Dorothy House and their amazing staff and volunteers. I’m looking forward to the Bubble Rush and having a fun, family day with Amy, Lucie and friends to fundraise and enjoy.”

For more information and to register go to www.dottybubblerush.org.uk or to find out more about Dorothy House please visit www.dorothyhouse.org.uk.

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