Pinch, punch, 1st of the month: run into July with Bubble Rush


01-07-2016

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity offers a special 20% discount on registrations for its colourful 5k, valid from this afternoon until Sunday 3 July, 1pm.

 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Huntingdon Gymnastics Club are encouraging their friends and supporters to ‘Pinch, punch and pass on the discount’ this first July weekend as they prepare for Bubble Rush in Huntingdon on Sunday 17 July. It is now just a fortnight until the fabulously frothy 5k takes place and – keen to ensure fun loving families and their friends hear about the opportunity to take part – the charities are offering a 20% discount off the registration fee for just 48 hours.

On Sunday 17 July participants referred to as bubblers, will join the 500 already signed up to run, dance, walk, hop, skip or - for those with pushchairs - wheel around the 5k Bubble Rush route at Riverside Park. The event, which is the first of its kind to visit the region, sees participants make their way through five colourful foam stations, each blowing out 30 cubic metres of coloured and scented bubbles every minute. Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised and scores of brilliant #BubbleRush photos have already been shared in support of hospice care by those who have already taken part in Bubble Rush events across the country.

The event, supplied by Extreme Adventure and sponsored by Cambridge Networks, aims to raise £20,000, which will be shared equally between Huntingdon Gymnastics Club (registered charity 1124674 and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (registered charity 1133354), who provide essential care and support to nearly 2000 people in the county living with a life-limiting illness. The Hospice’s holistic range of care services includes its Hospice at Home service which provides ‘hands on’ care delivered in a patient’s home between the hours of 10pm and 7am; figures show that since the beginning of 2015 over 26% referrals for the Arthur Rank Hospice at Home service came from the Huntingdon area.

Tasha Auburn, Events and Marketing Officer from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity comments: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Huntingdon Gymnastics Club to put on an event for the Huntingdon area and we can’t wait to welcome our ‘Bubblers’ to our first event Bubble Rush 5k in two weeks’ time! We’ll be thrilled if the people of Cambridgeshire would help us this weekend by seizing the bubble-baton and spreading the news about our ‘Pinch, punch, 1st of the month’ discount to any of their friends and family who have not yet registered. We have no doubt that Bubble Rush is going to be a day to remember with music, colour, smells and feelings shared with friends, family and loved ones and of course the added feel good factor that they will be helping us raise essential funds for two fantastic local charities.”

The ‘Pinch, punch, 1st of the month’ 48 hour discount runs from Friday 1 July 1pm until Sunday 3 July 1pm, and takes the price for adults down to £18 (full price £22.50) and for children down to £12 (full price £15).

You can register at http://www.arhc.org.uk/bubble-rush-registration.asp, find further information at http://www.arhc.org.uk/arhc-bubble-rush.asp or on the Facebook event page. The Charity would like to extend their thanks to those who have already signed up to take part and hope that they will be kind enough to share news of the 48 hour discount with their family and friends who might also like to take part.

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

It will cost £8.56 million 2020/2021 to run our services. We have currently secured £4.29 million from the NHS, meaning that £4.27 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity