Bubbletastic event for raising hospice funds in Scunthorpe

Thousands of pounds have been raised for hospice funds thanks to fundraisers getting covered head-to-toe in bubbles.

More than 500 helped to raise £20,000 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice when the Bubble Rush event visited Scunthorpe for the first time. It proved popular with all ages with people from one to 76-years-old taking part.

Daredevils were sprayed with powerful cannons jetting out one metre of bubbles on the five kilometre course set in the grounds of North Lindsey College.

It is the first time the charity in Burringham Road has held the event and, because of the colourful success, next year’s planning is already underway.

Corporate fundraising and events co-ordinator from Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Andrew Hirst, said: “This event was something completely unique and entertaining for all of the family. Small children had to wear goggles because the foam was that deep.

“I cannot thank everyone enough for supporting us by either attending, helping out or sponsoring the event. We really couldn’t have put on such a successful event without all the support of all those involved.” For more up and coming events visit the events section on the hospice www.lindseylodgehospice.org.uk website.