‘Lifeline’ children’s charity to host Bubble Run in Hove

Last year's Bubble Run
Last year's Bubble Run

Runners will make their way through walls of coloured foam in Hove Park next month as part of the five-kilometre Bubble Run for a children’s hospice.

Demelza will host the popular event on Sunday, May 20, which will help fund its services, such as therapies, respite and end of life care.

The course is open to all, and is wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

Oliver Helmsley, seven, has been supported by Demelza’s community team for much of his life, and he will be tackling the Bubble Rush course with his family again this year.

Mum Verity said: “Oli absolutely loved Bubble Rush last year! My husband Scott pushed him round the course in his wheelchair, whilst me, my daughter and my three other sons ran alongside. It was a brilliant day that we could all enjoy together.

"There really aren’t many days out like that for us. And not only did we have a fantastic day as a family, we got to raise money for Demelza.

“Demelza is our lifeline, they have given every single member of our family so much support – caring for Oli, siblings groups from my children and support for Scott and I. They give us so much and this our chance to give something back by raising money whilst having fun altogether.”

Hayley Richardon, head of events at Demelza, said: “‘We are delighted to be bring the Demelza Bubble Rush back to Brighton this year and looking forward to celebrating this amazing day.

"By taking part you are helping us provide specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, sothey can enjoy their time together as family, for as long as a family.”

Places cost £20 for adults and £10 for children, with under threes going free. Participants will receive a Bubble Rush T-shirt, a commemorative medal and a goody bag.

Those who raise £100 or more via Just Giving before the event date and will have their entry fee refunded, and there's a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship.

To sign up to the Bubble Run, visit: www.demelza.org.uk/bubble-rush