Worcester Warriors’ Niall Annett is calling for more good sports to sign up to this month’s Acorns Bubble Rush.
Hooker Niall, who is the Club’s official Player Ambassador for Acorns, has sent out a rallying call for more people to join the fun-filled family event at Worcester Racecourse on Saturday, June 30.
The soapy spectacular, which is coming to Worcester for the first time, will see hundreds of bubblers (also known as participants) make their way through a mass of multi-coloured foam along a 5km course.
The event is being held to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice, towards the charity’s care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families, across Worcestershire and the Three Counties.
Annett said: “The Acorns Bubble Rush is coming to Worcester Racecourse on June 30. It’s going to be so much fun and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys down there – get signed up today.”
Niall, who has played for the Warriors since 2014, has been the Club’s Charity Ambassador since the beginning of the season and was nominated for the role by former Warriors flanker and charity ambassador Sam Betty.
Annett added: “The team makes regular visits to Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester so we’ve seen for ourselves just how important the charity’s work is and what a massive difference Acorns makes to lives of the children they care for and the families they support.”
The Acorns Bubble Rush will feature merchandise and accessory stalls and entry includes a free Bubble Rush t-shirt and finish line medal.
Sam Greatrex, Senior Events Officer at Acorns, said: “It’s fantastic to have Niall Arnett on board supporting Acorns Bubble Rush as events like this make it possible for us to continue providing first-class care and for local children and support for their families.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people, as well as support for the family.
In the past year the charity has provided care to more than 870 children and over 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.
Photo caption: Worcester Warriors’ Niall Annett, pictured with Acorns Chief Executive Toby Porter, is urging more people to sign up to the Acorns Bubble Rush.
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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 anniversary. 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.
• To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/30years