Bubbles go Popfest! Acorns Teams up with Worcester Music Festival

There are more reasons to sign up to Acorns Bubble Rush this June – discounted tickets to a Worcester music festival and the chance to meet a mystery star!

Acorns Children’s Hospice has teamed up with event organisers SC Entertainment to give entrants an exclusive offer of £10 off tickets as well as the opportunity to win a family pass to Popfest with a celebrity meet and greet.

The Acorns Bubble Rush at Worcester Racecourse on Saturday, June 30 will see bubblers (also known as participants) make their way through a sea of multi-coloured bubbles.

The fun-filled 5km is being held to raise money for Acorns and help fund the charity’s care for children, and support for their families, across Worcestershire and the Three Counties.

Phillippa Weatherhead, Senior Events Officer at Acorns, said: “This year’s Bubble Rush is taking place on the same day as Popfest at Blackfinch New Road. Why not combine the two and start your day with Acorns fabulously-frothy fundraiser before heading to the festival?”

All entrants will receive a coupon code for discounted tickets to Popfest, which will feature artists including Gabrielle, BoyzLife, Louise, SCLUB and East 17, as soon as they sign up for Bubble Rush.

Phillippa added: “While Bubble Rush will be brilliant fun for everyone who takes part, Acorns relies on events like these to raise the £10 million needed every year to continue providing vital care to families – so we need your support.”

The event will also feature merchandise and accessory stalls. Entry includes a free Bubble Rush t-shirt and finish line medal.

Steve High, Public Relations Manager for Popfest organisers, SC Entertainment, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Acorns Children’s Hospice and team up with this great charity to give Bubble Rush entrants discounted tickets to Popfest. Combining the two events will make it a terrific day out for people across Worcester.”

New for this year, the Star Bubblers scheme will see participants who raise £100 or more in sponsorship given VIP treatment on the day and receive a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag. All Star Bubblers will be entered into a draw to win a family pass to Popfest and a meet and greet with a mystery celebrity.

Acorns provides specialist palliative care to life-limited and life-threatened children and young people, as well as support for the family. In the past year Acorns has provided care to more than 870 children and over 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

To sign up to the Acorns Bubble Rush, visit www.acorns.org.uk/bubblerush, call 01564 825023 or email events@acorns.org.uk

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

Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk
David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Jamie Perry: 01564 825063 / 07971 913042 / jamie.perry@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.
  • This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak was opened in 1988 by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Acorns in the Black Country, Walsall opened in 1999 and Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester opened in 2005.To find out more about this year’s 30th celebrations and how you can get involved, visit www.acorns.org.uk/30years
  • Acorns is currently the UK and the world’s largest children’s hospice charity, as measured by the number of children who we are helping to care for.
  • It costs nearly £10 million a year to run our care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities.