Nothing is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face more than running through a host of coloured bubbles while raising money for a great cause on a summer’s day.
And that’s just what happened in King’s Lynn when the second Bubble Rush was held in The Walks in aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) charity.
Runners of all ages took were smiling on their way around the course, and the charity hopes that the final amount raised will top last year’s inaugural amount of £30,000.
We sponsored the Bubble Rush which took place over a 5k route with runners carving their way through clouds of coloured bubbles at different points along the way.
The accessible course was designed with everyone in mind so pushchairs and wheelchairs able to join the fun. Runners ranged from toddlers to those old enough to know better, and the whole event was a great success.
Special bubble stations pumped out multi-coloured bubbles to cover runners who had to contend with up to 4ft of foam at some points.
The EACH charity offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and support families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
It offers families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), Quidenham (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
EACH is currently aiming to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk and deliver even better children’s hospice care services. This includes a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, called The Nook. The new site will replace the current hospice in Quidenham, near Norwich.
The charity currently offers specialist care and support for 374 children and young people with an additional 338 family members being offered face-to-face therapeutic support. With high demand in Norfolk it is caring for 127 children and young people and 168 family members, The Nook will offer greater choice in a much improved, significantly larger and more appropriate environment.
The charity’s royal patron is The Duchess of Cambridge, while patrons include the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Sir Richard Jewson. The list of ambassadors includes Ed Sheeran, Anthony Horowitz, Delia Smith and Frankie Dettori.