Rowcroft Hospice Torbay Bubble Rush 5k

Hundreds of families slid, skipped and toddled their way around Torbay Velopark as Rowcroft Hospice held its first Bubble Rush.

The fun run through coloured bubbles saw more than 900 people complete three loops of the track, while getting showered in thousands of multi-coloured bubbles.  Rowcroft hopes the event will have raised more than £35,000 to help support local families living with life-limiting illnesses.

Darren Hole from Marldon, whose family took part in the 5k, said: “We were running for my brother, we wanted to do it because the whole family could take part.” Darren’s son, six-year-old Jude, said: “It was absolutely awesome because I love playing with bubbles.” While his daughter, nine-year-old Evie-Rose, added: “I felt really happy and proud of myself.”

Claire Johnson from Newton Abbot and her 12-year-old daughter, Tegan Fletcher, also took part in memory of Tegan’s Grandad. Tegan said: “It was really fun; it was amazing to actually complete 5k!” Claire added: “It was a really good fun experience; the bubbles were over our heads! We would definitely do it again, it was great to show our support for Rowcroft.”pretty in pink Rowcroft Hospice Bubble Rush 2017

Organisers of Rowcroft’s inaugural bubblicious event say they are delighted with the amount raised. Daniel Robson, Rowcroft’s Events Manager added: “I would like to say a huge thank you, on behalf of all at Rowcroft Hospice, to all those hundreds of people and families who went to such fantastic efforts to raise funds for us today!

“Every pound will help local families living with life-limiting illnesses to share tears, cuddles and precious moments together over the months and years to come. We are so grateful for your support – thank you.”

The hospice’s thanks also extend to the more than 80 volunteers who generously donated their time to help with the running of today’s event. Daniel added: “Every time we hold an event we are overwhelmed with the incredible efforts shown by our volunteers and today was no exception! Huge thanks go to all those who helped cheer, sort, pack and do countless other jobs to ensure the event ran smoothly and that everyone who attended had a great time, we really are so grateful for your support!”

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