Families braved blazing temperatures at the weekend to take part in the Demelza Hospice Care for Children South East London Bubble Rush.
Despite temperatures approaching 30 degrees in the capital more than 700 people dug out their sunhats and sun cream and enjoyed a day of bubbly fundraising fun.
The event saw bubblers of all ages going through 4ft (1.2m) walls of coloured foam and going twice round a 2.5km course – with much fun and laughter along the way.
Participants included children, dads, mums, aunts, uncles, grandparents and carers. They included families supported by Demelza, those who wanted to raise money for a good cause and others who were simply looking for a fun day out with the family.
There was an energetic warm up with Anytime Fitness, with the event started by the Mayor of Eltham Christine May and three-old Jacob and his family, who receive support from the Demelza hospice in Eltham. Compering and geeing up the crowd was compere Paul Shed from Celebtime.
Events co-ordinator Emma Cox said: “It was a fantastic day and everyone had lots of fun in the bubbles. It was a very hot day but hundreds of people still turned out to support us for which we would like to say a very big thank you. As a charity, Demelza is almost entirely dependent on the generosity of our supporters to provide the funds that keep our services going.”
All bubblers were given a Bubble Rush T-shirt, a commemorative medal and a goody bag. Photos from the event can be viewed here
Those who missed the fun need not despair as Demelza has another Bubble Rush event coming up at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday 12 August. You can find out more and sign up at our Bubble Rush Kent event page
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