take part in fundraising Bubble Rush in Burnham-On-Sea
Hospicecare brought a brand new event to Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
(5th August) when hundreds of people took part in a Bubble Rush.
5km Bubble Rush saw participants of all ages running their way through
a sea of colourful foam, with special 'bubble stations' placed along
the route at Apex Park.
of all ages had a fun time running, walking or toddling their way
around the course, and at the same time raising vital funds for
a brilliant warm-up and musical entertainment from an MC, who played
lots of crowd-pleasing tunes, the first wave of participants set
off through a sea of foamy, colourful bubbles as they took on the
Manager Kelsey Dehaney thanked all who had taken part and told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Events like this one are a really important part of our fundraising
and by taking part you have helped us to deliver our free care to
people in the area facing a life-limiting illness, and support to
their families and friends."
less than 21% of the £3.5 million that we need to deliver
our services each year, we are reliant on the support of our community.
With the summer holidays upon us, this is a great day out for everyone!"
of nurses, pictured below, from Weston General Hospital were
among those taking part for Weston Hospicecare.
They include Jayne Biddiscombe from Burnham, who is a complex needs
sister at the Trust. She said: "A few years ago I lost my wonderful
uncle Paul to bowel cancer he was just 57 when he died."
"He and his partner received such compassionate and dignified
care and support from staff in a wonderful hospice in Cornwall so
I wanted to raise some money for my own local hospice to help them
continue to deliver the same care for others."
"Competing in this years Bubble Rush was my way of showing
support to the hospice and remembering my uncle."
Emma Newbold, lead nurse in palliative care, adds: "Weston
Hospicecare do a fantastic job. Two years ago the hospice looked
after my mother-in-law and took incredible care of her. I wanted
to thank them by raising money through the Bubble Rush."
Jan Dallard, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care at the
hospital, added: "Weston Hospicecare are an invaluable part
of the local community so Im looking forward to taking part
in the Bubble Rush with the rest of my colleagues to raise money
for this fantastic organisation that do so much for others."
(left to right): Jayne Biddiscombe, Emma Newbold, Jan Dallard and
Jodie Fry (photos Jonathan Smith)