Local Hospice, Dorothy House will be out and about promoting their Bubble Rush fun run this half term, with the chance to meet the Bubble Rush mascot, Finn the Fish, and win free tickets for this family event on 14 July. Three promotional events are taking place during the school holiday at Victoria Park and Southgate Centre in Bath, and the Royal Bath & West Show in Shepton Mallet.

To enter a Prize Draw to win a free family ticket for two adults and two children worth £50, take a selfie with the Bubble Rush mascot ‘Finn the Fish’ between 29th May – 2nd June in any of the three locations, then post it on the Dorothy House ‘Bubble Rush’ Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/768955516639311/. The winning photo will be announced on Friday 8 June.

The locations for the three events are –

29 May at 1pm at the bandstand in Victoria Park
Join in with some foamy fun and the chance to jump around in clouds of bubbles. This is a free, drop-in taster event with a special visit from Bubble Rush mascot ‘Finn The Fish’ and a bubble canno. Families, children and passers by are invited to take a selfie with ‘Finn The Fish’ and dance to music in the frothy bubbles and some Bubble Rush t-shirts will be given away.

31 May from 10am-2pm at Vaults Plaza, Southgate Centre, Bath
Here’s another chance to meet the Bubble Rush mascot ‘Finn the Fish.’ He’ll be entertaining the crowds with bubbles galore in The Vaults Plaza next to the train station in the Southgate Centre, Bath.

30 May, 1 & 2 June at the Sports Zone, Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet
Finn the Fish will again be entertaining the crowds with bubbles galore.

This year the Bubble Rush 5k fun run or walk takes place on Saturday 14 July at a new venue, the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet.

Entrants can run or walk twice around a 2.5k route filled with huge clouds of rainbow-coloured foam so this year bubble rush participants will enjoy double the bubbles as they pass through four bubble stations twice during their two laps. Before the start, the Bubble Village will be packed with entertainment with plenty of fun for participants and spectators alike. There is a warm-up routine plus live entertainment, a selfie booth, children’s activities, food and drink stalls and a colourful accessories stall to jazz up your outfit.

The Bubble Rush is a family event with no age restrictions and the child-friendly route is suitable for pushchairs, prams and wheelchairs. It is not a race; the aim is for everyone to pass the finish line covered in coloured bubbles and smiling!  To join in the fun visit www.dottybubblerush.org.uk

Some early bird places are still available online at £7.50 for children and £20 for adults on a first come, first served basis. Once sold out, the standard entry fee for children (16 and under) is £10 and adults (aged 17+) cost £25.  All paying participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal.

There is no minimum sponsorship amount but participants are encouraged to raise as much as they can for Dorothy House Hospice Care to help fund vital patient care. The Hospice provides free palliative and end of life care from early diagnosis onwards to patients, their families and carers across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Wiltshire and Somerset.

Emily Knight, Events Fundraiser at Dorothy House Hospice Care, said, “We are excited about our third Bubble Rush event especially as we have a great new venue this year. For every £1 we receive from the NHS, we have to raise a further £4 so this July we’re hoping to beat the sum we raised at last year’s Bubble Rush. Please join in the fun and sign up for this brilliant family-friendly event.”

For more information and to register go to www.dottybubblerush.org.uk or to find out more about Dorothy House please visit www.dorothyhouse.org.uk.