Over 1,000 Bubblers Take on Acorns Soapy Spectacular

Hundreds of foamy fundraisers descended on Birmingham today (Saturday 20 July) to raise vital money for local children and their families.

The Acorns Birmingham Bubble Rush saw more than 1,000 friends and families flock to Cofton Park to walk, run and jog their way through a sea of multi-coloured foam.

The 5km soapy spectacular was held to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice towards its care for life limited and life threatened children across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Kirsty Murray from the Acorns Events Team, said: “It has been an awesome day! It was an amazing sight seeing hundreds of smiling people being showered with masses of bubbles.

“Thank you to everyone who signed up to take on the bubble canons and to all the volunteers who worked so hard. Your help and generosity mean Acorns can continue to fund vital care for children and young people and support for their families.”

There was plenty of atmosphere on the day as excited bubblers decked out in bright sunglasses and colourful clothing set off in two giant waves. All entrants received a Bubble Rush t-shirt and finish line medal.

Participants who raised an unbeliev-a-bubble £100 or more in sponsorship, were entered into a prize draw to win a family pass to Alton Towers.

Rachel added: “We’re delighted that Bubble Rush was such great fun for everyone involved, but from a fundraising point of view, events like these are so important. It costs £27,000 every day to run our care services so money raised will make a real difference to the children and families we care for.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to children and young people and support for the family. In the past year Acorns has cared for over 787 children and more than 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.

To find out more about how you can support Acorns, please visit: www.acorns.org.uk


Photo caption: Selection of images from Acorns Birmingham Bubble Rush.

For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk
Notes to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.

  • It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.
  • To find out more about Acorns, please visit acorns.org.uk