Incredi-bubble family day out

Jill Walton along with her Chatburn colleagues have fun at the bubble rush
Jill Walton along with her Chatburn colleagues have fun at the bubble rush
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Around 500 people had an incredi-bubble time as they took part in the East Lancashire Hospice Bubble Rush event.

Families had their faces painted and wore tutus and oversized glasses as they ran through colourful bubble stations – raising cash for the local charity.

This is the first time a Bubble Rush event has been held in East Lancashire and organisers were delighted with how it went.

Leanne Green, event fundraiser, said: “It has been a fantastic day. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part. Not only has the event been great fun, but all sponsor money collected will also provide vital funds for the hospice, that will go towards providing care and support for our patients and their families in Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley who are coping with a life-limiting illness.

“It was great to see so many happy, smiling faces and we will be doing it again next year.”

“We would also like to say a special thank you to our sponsors The Cardboard Box Company and Ultraframe Home Improvements for sponsoring the bubble stations, Ronset and Albert Harrison for sponsoring the t-shirts, Al Imdaad foundation for providing the medals.

“Their support ensures all the money raised from events such as this goes direct to patient care. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank East Ribble District Freemasons for their support and Connect UK for providing food and drinks and H. A. Clarksons and Tesco Great Harwood who donated the water.”

People travelled from all over Lancashire to take part in the event at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn.

The event, held on the playing fields included different coloured bubble checkpoints to run through for plenty of foamy fun, plus a few surprises along the way.

Jill Walton, from Billington, who took part with her colleagues from a care home in Chatburn, said: “It’s been really good fun and the best part was definitely going through the bubbles. It has been a great event and all the family can join in. We couldn’t have asked for better weather either.”