Barnsley Bubble Rush build-up begins

18 January 2018

Barnsley Hospice is inviting early entries to its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Barnsley Bubble Rush returns to Locke Park on July 22 and ‘early bird’ tickets are now on sale.

Last year’s inaugural event saw almost 1400 people tackle the 5km bubble-filled fun run, raising over £30,000 in sponsorship.

Entry is now available at a cost of £15 per adult and £10 per child, before prices rise in April. Family tickets are also available.

Participants, known as ‘bubblers’, are given white t-shirts to be turned multi-coloured by the bubbles, and medals are awarded to all finishers. Fancy dress is encouraged.

Sam Silverwood, Fundraising Manager at Barnsley Hospice, said: “Last year was the first time a Bubble Rush had been held in Barnsley and we were overwhelmed with how many people took part and how much money was raised. We’re now inviting people to sign up early for 2018 to save themselves money and give themselves a goal – especially if getting fit was a New Year resolution.”

The entry price helps cover the cost of running the event but participants are asked to raise as much as they can in sponsorship to help the hospice care for patients and their families.

Sam added: “As a charity we need to generate £2.2m each year, on top of the £1.6m we get from the NHS, just to keep our doors open. The Bubble Rush is now our biggest fundraiser and best of all, it’s fantastic fun. We’re aiming for this year’s event to be even bigger and better than 2017 and we’re looking forward to welcoming families from Barnsley and beyond.” 

The Bubble Rush is once again sponsored by Doyle Security. To enter at the early bird rate, visit or call 01226 244244.

Barnsley Hospice is based in Gawber and provides specialist care for anyone in Barnsley with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease. It has ten beds for inpatient care and provides day care at the on-site Limes Support and Therapy Centre.

Notes to Editors

Attached photograph shows participants enjoying last year’s Barnsley Hospice Bubble Rush in Locke Park.

Barnsley Hospice is based on Church Street, S75 2RL. It has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to or call 01226 244244.

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