Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson joins hundreds at Bubble Rush

Actor Chris Bisson at the St Ann's Bubble Rush
Actor Chris Bisson at the St Ann's Bubble Rush (Chris Bull)

Hundreds of families from across Greater Manchester had a very bubbly time in the sunshine in Wythenshawe Park for St Ann’s Hospice’s latest fundraising event.

The hospice’s very first Bubble Rush run went with a pop, as participants – including Emmerdale actor and hospice supporter Chris Bisson – took on a 5km course, complete with bubble stations pumping out masses of multi-coloured foam.

Organisers from the charity are hoping the sponsored event has raised lots of money for the local patients and families the hospice cares for.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to see people from our local communities across Greater Manchester all coming together and having fun at an event like the Bubble Rush.

“People of every age took part, getting messy and having a great time in aid of our patients.

“As a charity that needs to fundraise £20,000 a day so we can carry on providing specialist care to our patients and their loved ones, we rely on the kind support and generosity of local people.

“We’re always amazed by the unceasing passion for St Ann’s that people across Greater Manchester show us, and seeing everyone gathered together at the weekend raising money was one of those occasions.

“Huge thanks to everyone who took part.  We hope you had a great time, and we can’t wait to see how much everyone has raised in sponsorship.”

Participants each received a special medal on the day, with everyone over the age of three also receiving a T-shirt for completing the course.

To return your sponsorship or find out more about other events and ways of supporting the hospice, please visit www.sah.org.uk, call 0161 498 3663, or email events@sah.org.uk.

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