Thousands enjoy Bubble Rush in Eltham

12 July 2019

Once again, our amazing fundraising team pulled off a hugely successful and enjoyable Bubble Rush event, despite some slightly damp conditions!  The second Bubble Rush of the year took place at Avery Hill Park, Eltham on Sunday 7 July.  The event, which was started by Sally Lindsay, best known for roles in Phoenix Nights, Coronation Street and Still Open all Hours, saw 2000 runners, walkers, pushchairs and wheelchair users run, walk and toddle through a sea of bubbles.

Participants of all ages made their way through 4ft walls of coloured foam bubbles, going twice around a 2.5 km course at the park and getting covered in multicoloured bubbles in the process.

Each of the 3 waves began with an energetic warm up and competitors were encouraged on their way by Sally Lindsay, whose boys wasted no time in wading in to the sea of coloured foam.  Compere, Rob Johnson, kept the crowds buoyant and the event had a festival feel with stalls selling Demelza merchandise, as well as food and coffee stalls.  Families and friends brought picnics to enjoy the lovely park surroundings and join in the fun.

Sally Lindsay, who set off the first two waves of runners, said “This is a fantastic event and I’m so proud to be a long-term supporter of Demelza.  Funds raised today will go towards supporting children and families who access Demelza’s vital services.  Thanks to everyone who made this such a successful day”.