“It’s a significant amount and will make such a difference” – Norwich’s popular Bubble Rush raises more than £44,000 for EACH

A foam-filled fundraiser has been hailed a major success – smashing expectations and generating more than £44,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The charity held its Bubble Rush bonanza in Norwich’s Earlham Park on Saturday, 16th July.

Children and parents alike jogged, walked, danced and toddled through the foam during a madcap day of giggles and colour. The total raised comfortably exceeded expectations and was nearly £10,000 more than the £35,000 in 2021.

The number of people taking part was also significantly up, with 1,650 participating this time around compared to last year’s tally of 1,190.

EACH Events Fundraiser Hannah Forbester said: “We were thrilled with the way our Bubble Rush went and couldn’t have been happier to raise more than £44,000.

“It’s a significant amount and will make such a difference to our work supporting families and caring for children with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk and the rest of East Anglia. It was a great day and one that will live long in the memory, with so many people having such fun.

“I spent some time standing by one of the bubble arches and it was a real joy seeing people’s faces and hearing the laughter. When they emerged they were absolutely covered in foam and it seemed to bring out a playful streak in everyone – adults and children alike.

“The whole day was a huge success and I’m delighted to confirm that we’re planning to bring the Bubble Rush back to Norwich in 2023.” It was the fourth time EACH has held one of its popular Bubble Rushes in the city and a similar event was staged in King’s Lynn on 26th September.

The course featured four bubble stations along a 2.5 km route. Participants could do one lap or double their enjoyment by completing the circuit twice. Each bubble station had a cannon that pumped out coloured foam to create a giant bubble bath. Everyone who finished received a medal and T-shirt.

“Aside from everyone who signed up and supported us, I’d also like to thank our event host, Gary Stevens,” added Hannah. “He gave up his time for free and did a brilliant job getting everyone pumped up and in the mood. Likewise Zumba Kat, who organised a mass warm-up before the first wave of people disappeared into the foam.

“We were also very grateful to Bateman Groundworks, who sponsored the event and helped ensure it was such a success.” EACH has three hospices, including The Nook at Framingham Earl.

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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www.each.org.uk
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For further information about this release please contact:
Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

 

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