Hundreds of bubblers take on Acorns Soapy Spectacular

Hundreds of foamy fundraisers descended on Worcester today (Saturday, June 30) to raise vital money for local children and their families.

The Acorns Bubble Rush saw more than 700 friends and families flock to Worcester Racecourse 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 Worcestershire and the Three Counties.

Acorns Senior Events Officer, Sam Greatrex, 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 means 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 took part in fancy dress, setting off in one giant wave. All entrants received a Bubble Rush t-shirt and finish line medal.

Star Bubblers, participants who raised £100 or more in sponsorship, were given VIP treatment and received a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag.

Sam added: “We’re thrilled that Bubble Rush was great fun for everyone involved, but from a fundraising point of view, events like these are so important. Acorns needs to raise £10 million to fund the care we provide.”

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 870 children and more than 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

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

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Photo caption: Hundreds of people take part in Acorns foamiest fundraiser, Bubble Rush.

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 

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.