Weston Hospicecare replaces annual Colour Run with brand-new Bubble Rush fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 January 2017

Mercury Mendip Challenge.

Mercury Mendip Challenge.


A new bubble run is one of the events planned by Weston Hospicecare in 2017 – and the charity has announced it hopes to smash last year’s fundraising total of £127,000.

This year will see the charity’s flagship event – the increasingly-popular Mercury Mendip Challenge – return on June 4, with participants able to complete a 10, 20 or 30-mile hike across the Mendip Hills in aid of the hospice.

The charity’s women-only Midnight Beach Walk will also return on September 30, but perhaps the most exciting event in this year’s calendar is the new Bubble Rush, which will take place on August 5 at Apex Park in Burnham.

The Bubble Rush will see participants covered in colourful foam as they pass through four different ‘bubble stations’, which are dotted along a 5km route.

Weston Hospicecare’s event fundraiser, Kelsey Dehaney, said the charity had decided to replace its annual Colour Run with the Bubble Rush so a wider range of people could be included in the fun.

Kelsey told the Mercury: “We’re so happy with how successful our 2016 events were, and we wanted to make sure the events we offer in 2017 are even better. We’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something for everyone.

“Although we’ve done the Colour Run for several years now, we’re pleased and excited to introduce the Bubble Rush, a brand new event that has been added to our calendar instead of the Colour Run.

“This event is special as it’s only open to hospices, so it’s a unique, fun and family-friendly day out.

“Our services and care cover such a wide area, so we wanted to make sure that our events do, too.

“In the past year, we’ve helped take care of more than 150 patients in Burnham and Highbridge. We pride ourselves on being out in our community, so being able to host our first event in Burnham is great.”

Registration is now open for all of Weston Hospicecare’s 2017 events. Visit Weston Hospicecare’s website to sign up.

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