On Sunday 17th June, just under 750 people gathered to take part in Phyllis Tuckwell’s new fundraising event – Bubble Rush! Held at Merrist Wood College in Worplesdon, this 4k foam-filled fun run took participants through five special stations along the route, where high-powered cannons sprayed out a sea of coloured foam, creating a 4ft deep bubble bath for them to burst their way through.
It was a warm day, despite the grey clouds, and spectators lined the start and finish sections of the race, cheering on the foam-covered participants. The run was split into two waves, with those who took part choosing between an 11am and a 1pm start. Many who were there on the day had come in memory of a loved one, and as 17th June was also Father’s Day it had an even more poignant meaning for some. As well as getting covered from head to foot in colourful bubbles, all who took part were also given a Bubble Rush t-shirt, medal, goody bag and bottle of water.
“We are thrilled that our first ever Bubble Rush was such a success, and that everyone who came along had such a fabulous time!” said Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “We are hoping that the event will raise in excess of £25,000, which will go towards helping us provide supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.”
Phyllis Tuckwell would like to thank Nuffield Health in Guildford for the warm-up,
Paul Fitchett from Paul Fitchett Photography, and Mike Klein and Bob Russell from the Guildford Photographic Society, for taking photos on the day, Surrey Ices & The Hungry Horsebox for providing delicious refreshments, Extreme Adventures for providing the bountiful bubbles, all of the fantastic volunteers who helped on the day, and of course everyone who came along to take part or cheer the runners on!
If a messy, fun-filled charity run sounds like your kind of thing, why not sign up for Phyllis Tuckwell’s Dash of Colour? Dash will take place on Saturday 1st September at Frimley Lodge Park and participants can run, jog or walk the 5k circuit whilst being showered with not only multi-coloured but also gold and silver sparkly powder paint! To find out more and to register, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary, call 01252 729446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.