St Elizabeth Hospice’s popular annual fundraiser, Bubble Rush, has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Organised by Extreme Adventure in partnership with independent Suffolk charity, St Elizabeth Hospice, Bubble Rush is a 5km fun run held in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Open to all ages and abilities, Bubble Rush sees participants start in a sea of foam before passing through bubble stations around the course where foam cannons pump out masses of coloured bubbles.
Following discussions between the event organiser, Ipswich Borough Council and the charity, the much-loved event, due to take place on September 5, has now been moved to Saturday 11 September 2021 as a result of government guidance concerning COVID-19.
“It is with a heavy heart we have to postpone Bubble Rush 2020,” said Joanne Rodger, Events and Challenges Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice.
“Alongside Ipswich Borough Council and Extreme Adventure we have been monitoring the situation and exploring all avenues to ensure Bubble Rush could go ahead as normal but unfortunately this is not possible. Ensuring everyone is safe is paramount for us and that is why have made this difficult decision. The community has been a fantastic support to us throughout the pandemic, particularly by getting behind our #HereTogether campaign, and we look forward to hosting our full schedule of fundraising events in the future, when it is safe to do so.”
All participants who have purchased a ticket for Bubble Rush 2020 have been emailed by Extreme Adventure with further information. Their tickets will automatically be transferred to Bubble Rush 2021 unless they update Extreme Adventure, via emailing [email protected], choosing one of the following options by 5pm on September 5.
• Take part in Bubble Rush 2021 and tickets will be reissued in September 2020.
• Donate entry fee to St Elizabeth Hospice and booking will be cancelled.
• Request a credit voucher, which can be used to book tickets for Bubble Rush 2021. As per terms and conditions, tickets are not refundable.
Lee Steward, Director of Morrison Freight, the Bubble Rush event sponsor, added: “To mark our company’s 30th anniversary we wanted to give something back and support what we feel is a fantastic independent charity, so being headline sponsor for the annual Bubble Rush was a perfect fit.
With all the hard work and dedication by the team at St Elizabeth Hospice the postponement is disappointing, however ensuring everyone is safe and well is paramount during this unprecedented time, so it’s the correct decision.
We understand charities such as the St Elizabeth Hospice will have seen much needed funding reduce significantly over the past few months, so have made the decision to support the Bubble Rush which will now be held in 2021.”
St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent Suffolk charity providing free services to improve life for people living with a progressive or life-limiting illness. Centred on an individual’s needs, the hospice provides specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice.
To update Extreme Adventure on your ticket preference email: [email protected].
To find out more call 01473 727776 or visit: www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk.