Huntingdon’s Bubble Rush 5K raised £21,500 for Arthur Rank Hospice!


Friday 5 October 2018



Arthur Rank Hospice is delighted to announce that Bubble Rush 5K sponsored by One Leisure, which took place this summer has now raised £21,500.

More than 900 people took part in the third annual family fun run on Saturday 21 July at Huntingdon’s Riverside Park. The family entertainment bubbled-over on what was a brilliantly sunny day with compere Neil Marsh chatting to participants as they crossed the finish line, Finn the Bubble Fish posing for photos with fans and the ‘Incredi-bubble’ igloo brimming full of blowing bubbles perfect for a selfie!

Having warmed up, hundreds of friends, families and colleagues - wearing brightly coloured tutus, sunglasses, visors and neon-head bands - made their way around the 5K, 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 Bubblers 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 3600 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. 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; therefore, the Charity remains hugely grateful to the local community, which contributes the remainder and whose support is critical in helping make every moment count.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s next fun run is a seasonal crowd pleaser: Ely Festive 5K. 400 places have already been snapped up for the fancy dress 5K which takes place in the City of Ely on Sunday the 25 November. Further information and registration details can be found at arhc.org.uk/ely-festive-5k.asp.




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