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Our last ever Colour Run and Bubble Rush raise £45k

An incredible £45,000 has been raised for Weldmar Hospicecare services in Dorset.

An incredible £45,000 has been raised for Weldmar Hospicecare services in Dorset, at the charity’s last ever Colour Run and Bubble Rush weekend.

1,500 people took part in the events on the 11th and 12th May at Lodmoor Country Park, tackling the inflatable obstacles, and getting covered in powder paint or running through bubble stations as part of ‘Dorset’s Brightest Weekend’.

Since being introduced in 2015, the Colour Run and Bubble Rush has raised a staggering total of £320,000.

The £45,000 raised this year would pay for ninety patients to be cared for in their own homes by Weldmar’s community nurses.

Abi Shirley, Major Events Fundraiser, says, “We would like to give a massive thank you to all the runners and their friends and families that came along to support our last ever Colour Run and Bubble Rush weekend. Everybody I spoke to had such a wonderful time!  These events would not be possible without the continued support of not only the participants, but our wonderful volunteers and local bands and food stalls who kindly gave up their weekend to come and be a part of both events”.

Thanks go to Colour Run sponsor Magicard for their continued support, Tesco Dorchester for supplying bottled water for the runners, and Wessex Water for the use of water supply to produce the Bubble Rush bubbles!  Also thanks to Wessex FM for their support over the weekend. We think everyone deserves a well earned drink and maybe even a Dorset gin and tonic!

This year marked the final Colour Run and Bubble Rush for Weldmar Hospicecare, with a new and exciting event planned for 2020.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part and helped us raise such an amazing amount of money!

 

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