Charity appeals for people to sign up to Bubble Rush

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 July 2017

Families enjoying a Bubble Rush for charity.

Families enjoying a Bubble Rush for charity.

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Weston Hospicecare is looking for fundraisers keen to be covered in bubbles in aid of the charity.

Sue Caddy who has signed up to the Bubble Rush.Sue Caddy who has signed up to the Bubble Rush.

The hospice, in Uphill, is hosting its first Bubble Rush in Apex Park, in Highbridge, on August 5.

Hundreds of people will be running, walking and dancing through seas of coloured bubbles to raise money for the charity.

Sue Caddy, a community nurse specialist at Weston Hospicecare, has signed up for the event to raise money for the patients and families the charity supports.

She said: “I’m looking forward to doing some fundraising and taking part in the Bubble Rush with the rest of my community team colleagues.

“We’re all signing up to take part together, and it’s great to have a fun event where we can have a good laugh whilst supporting the hospice.”

Sue, who covers Burnham, Berrow and Highbridge, goes into the community to look after patients who have life-limiting illnesses.

She co-ordinates care for 40-45 people at a time and over the course of a year she looks after more than 50 patients and provides support to their families and friends.

She said: “People feel a bit isolated when they come out of hospital and get sent home, or when they’ve been given a palliative diagnosis, so we’re a vital resource that’s still local to them.

“The care and support that we offer in the Burnham area is very important.”

Weston Hospicecare has an in-patient unit but it also offers services through its community team which can visit patients in their own homes.

Sue added: “We’re here to join up all of the services that are available to people.

“For example, at Christmas there were many patients whose families wanted to be able to care for them in their own homes. We were able to provide those services and the connections to make that possible.”

The free, high quality end-of-life care is made possible by the fundraising efforts of the community who take part in events such as the Bubble Rush.

Anyone interested in taking part in the foamy fundraiser, can visit or call 01934 423960.

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