Huntingdon’s Bubble Rush race raises thousands for hospice charity

The bubble rush 5k PICTURE: Nigel Mansfield

The bubble rush 5k PICTURE: Nigel Mansfield - Credit: Archant

This year’s Huntingdon Bubble Rush event raised more than £20,000 for a hospice charity.

More than 900 people took part in the third annual family fun run, held on July 21 at Huntingdon’s Riverside Park, with £21,500 raised for Arthur Rank Hospice.

Hundreds of friends, families and colleagues - wearing brightly coloured tutus, sunglasses, visors and neon-head bands - made their way around the 5K course, which took in two laps of Riverside Park.

Dotted along the route, foam stations pumped out 30 cubic metres of green, blue, yellow, pink and white foam per minute, as participants ran, walked, skipped, danced and pushed buggies through.

Donna Talbot, director of fundraising and communications, said: “We are thrilled so many joined us across the three waves we had this year. It’s wonderful to know that the funds raised will directly benefit the patients cared for by the hospice, making every moment count for whatever remaining time they and their families have together.

“We would like to thank all the stall holders, participants, volunteers, our sponsors and everyone involved in making the event such a success.”

Arthur Rank Hospice cares for and supports more than 3,600 patients each year across the hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank community team.

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As a charity, the hospice needs to secure £8.1 million every year to deliver its services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from statutory sources.