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Foam-filled fun for 650 people who took part in the region’s first ever Bubble Rush this weekend for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Around 650 people turned out and were covered head to foot in colourful bubbles at the inaugural Bubble Rush 5k, which took place at Riverside Park in Huntingdon on Sunday.

Around 650 people turned out and
were covered head to foot in colourful bubbles at the inaugural Bubble Rush 5k,
which took place at Riverside Park in Huntingdon on Sunday.

Tasha Auburn, Events and Marketing
Officer at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity comments: “608 people had
pre-registered for our fun run and encouraged by the glorious sunshine and
friends and family, another 50 or so signed up on Sunday!  We are
delighted with the success of this first year and the fact that, everyone
including mums, dads, their children, grandparents, colleagues, groups of
friends, a line dancing group and even the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of
Huntingdon, Cllrs Jay and Sonia Dyne, took part. We have had nothing but
positive feedback from our participants and – as you can see from the photos –
it was a gloriously colourful and bubbly affair!”

Donna Talbot, Director of
Fundraising and Communications at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, adds: “Bubble
Rush is a really fun family friendly event so it seemed a wonderful opportunity
to
partner with Huntingdon Gymnastics Club to bring this hospice led
fundraiser to our county. With everyone saying that they cannot wait to do it
again next year, we are delighted that it looks like the event will return in
2017. It is challenging launching a new event and it is always a leap of faith
in year one but we are thrilled to have been able to deliver a 5k with a foamy
difference.

We’d like to extend a big thank you
to all those who took part, along with: race number sponsor’s Cambridge
Networks; Huntingdon District Council who kindly worked alongside us to enable
use of the Riverside Park, Tubby’s catering and Frank’s Ice’s who kindly
donated contributions from their takings; Extreme Adventure who did a sterling
job of managing the event safely and ensuring the day was sufficiently
foam-filled; the many volunteers who helped us with marshalling and
registrations; the local residents for making us so very welcome; and of
course, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress for their support both before and during
the event. We’re looking forward to building on the success of this first year
and hope that perhaps double the number of ‘Bubblers’ might join us next year!”

Funds raised from the event are
still being counted, with registration fees and sponsorship contributing to the
overall total. The charities are encouraging those who took part to send in
their sponsorship by the end of September, so the grand total raised can be
announced later this year.

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