Ipswich's biggest foam party raises thousands for hospice

Hundreds of people were blasted with bubbles on Sunday at Ipswich’s biggest foam party in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.
More than 1,600 people turned out for Suffolk’s first ever Bubble Rush at Christchurch Park, raising £27,000 for the local charity who provide care and support to more than 2,000 patients and families every year.
Men, women and children from as young as a few months old walked, ran, danced and jogged the 5km route around the park, passing through four bubble stations where they were blasted with crazy-coloured frothy bubbles which many took great delight in diving through!
There was unique music for each station, along with a colour theme, appropriately named: green and mean; mellow and yellow; pretty in pink and don’t be blue, with local businesses M&S Martlesham, Attwells Solicitors and Howdens Ipswich sponsoring a station each in support of the hospice.
Joanne Rodger, St Elizabeth Hospice’s events and challenges fundraiser, said: “We’re bubbling over with joy at how successful our very first Bubble Rush was.
“To have so many people joining us was brilliant. There was such a fantastic, family friendly atmosphere, with so many spectators as well as participants – it was a fabulously frothy day!
“We are set to raise around £27,000 which is a amazing amount and will go towards helping improve life for people living with a progressive illness such as cancer motor neurone disease and heart failure.”
There was also plenty of activity around the park to entertain spectators and participants before and after their wave, with Disney princesses, inflatable slide, bouncy castle and Zorb track.
Miss Rodger also thanked the volunteers who helped at the event with registration, marshalling the route and handing out medals.

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