Hundreds flock to Black Country beauty spot for incredi-bubble foamy fundraiser

It was bubbles galore at Walsall Arboretum on Sunday 23 July as hundreds of foamy fundraisers flocked to the Black Country beauty spot to show their support for local children and their families.

Acorns Bubble Rush saw over 750 friends and families jog, walk and slide through a sea of multi-coloured suds around a fun-filled 5k course.

The event, which is sponsored by Talbots Law, was held to raise vital funds for Acorns and its care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across the Black Country and wider West Midlands.

Hollie Edwards, Events Officer at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “What an amazing day! The atmosphere was incredible, with more bubbles than you can possibly imagine.

“Nothing beats seeing hundreds of smiling faces having an absolute blast as they raise vital funds to help us continue our work. Our local community is amazing – and today has been yet another fantastic show of support for Acorns and the children and families who rely on our lifeline care.”

Acorns Bubble Rush saw ‘bubblers’ blasted with neon bubbles from four mega canons as they completed two laps around the Arboretum.

And when the run was done, participants joined family and friends for more fun in Acorns Event Village, which was home to music, food stalls, games, face painting, and even Acorns very own Bubbleologist.

Two boys run through the blue foam at Acorns Bubble Rush, laughing as it covers them
A group of seven people, including adults and children of various ages, poses in the yellow foam at Acorns Bubble Rush. They are wearing different colour sweatbands around their heads, and are smiling at the camera

Hollie added: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this truly memorable event possible from our event sponsor and cannon sponsors to our wonderful volunteers and of course, our eventers. Acorns Bubble Rush wouldn’t be Acorns Bubble Rush without you!

“For anyone who has got the Bubble Rush bug, why not secure your place at next year’s soapy spectacular now? With your continued support we are stronger together for the children and families that need us.”

Acorns needs £27,000 each day to provide its children’s hospice care, with around 65% of these funds coming from the local community and fundraising events like Bubble Rush.

Interested in taking part next year? Let us know you’re interested in Acorns Bubble Rush 2024.

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A group including an adult, teenagers and a child stand in the bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush.
A woman screams with joy as she runs through the bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush
A child sits on a woman's shoulders as they walk through the bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush
A woman stands next to a man in a wheelchair. Both are covered in blue bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush
A child sits on a man's shoulders as they walk through the yellow bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush
Blue foam falls down onto a woman holding a child at Acorns Bubble Rush
A child sits on a man's shoulders as they walk through the green bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush
A man and woman stand in the yellow bubbles at Acorns Bubble Rush. There is a boy standing next to them and a little girl on the man's shoulders