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Bubble Rush is BACK!

23 January 2017

Our incredi-bubble event is back for 2017 and everyone is invited to participate!

Last year, The Hospice of St Francis, which cares for patients across West Herts and South Bucks, held its first Bubble Rush in Herts and was swamped by over 2,700 people who wanted to take part.  Due to its success, the Hospice will be catering for demand by returning to Gadebridge Park, Hemel, on April 30th and bringing it to Bucks for the very first time, at Lowndes Park on July 9th.

Registration for the 5km bubble-tastic Bubble Rush Herts and Bubble Rush Bucks has just opened and local people are advised to snap up their places quickly as last year’s inaugural event sold out in record-time.  Everybody from tots to teens and grown-ups to grandparents can take part and enjoy running, walking or dancing through safe, frothy, foam at our different coloured bubble stations. 

Melanie and Simon Belson, from The Copse, Hemel Hempstead, took part last year with their three children Leah, 13, Ashleigh, 12, and Aron 10, because it was something the whole family could do. “5k is easy – it’s a great way to have fun with the kids and to raise money for charity,” said control systems engineer, Simon, 44.

One of the first who has pledged to sign up this year is Councillor Mark Vivis, Mayor of Amersham, who visited The Hospice of St Francis for the first time this week to meet the team and see the facilities.

He said, “It’s a real comfort to know that we have an outstanding Hospice on our doorstep. I was particularly impressed with the Hospice’s Spring Centre which offers outpatient appointments and activities to help people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness to live well with their condition. With just 20% of its income coming from the government, everyone needs to do their bit to help fund the Hospice’s work and I for one am looking forward to getting covered in foamy bubbles at Chesham’s first Bubble Rush on Sunday July 9th and raising what I can in sponsorship!”

Fran Martin, Events Manager at the Hospice commented, “We were overwhelmed by the popularity of Bubble Rush last year. It’s the only event of its type for miles around and I’d urge families, friends and fun-loving individuals to sign up as soon as possible to guarantee their place.

“Of course the event is all about having bubbles of fun but it’s also about raising as much money as we can for our Hospice, allowing us to provide care when it matters most for over 2,000 people affected by life-limiting illness in our community. Last year’s event raised a staggering £132,000 thanks to the generosity of the participants and this year we’d love to better that figure with even more bubblers!”

To sign up, please visit: www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush.  More information is also available on the Hospice’s Bubble Rush event pages on Facebook.

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