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Abbey Park set for Rainbows Bubble Rush fun

A fountain of bubbles shot out across Abbey Park yesterday, heralding the forthcoming Rainbows Bubble Rush, set to take place in Leicester for the first time ever next month (September). And youngsters of all ages took the chance to jump in and get a taste of the foam-filled revelry in advance of the big event.

Bubble Rush, organised by Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, takes place on Saturday 23 September, when thousands are set to descend on the historic city park to take part in the bubbly feast fun for all the family – and raise money for youngsters with life-limiting conditions.

There’s still time to sign up for the multi-coloured foam-filled frenzy which will see participants run, walk, dance, or skip their way around a 5km circuit. Along the way they will encounter cannons blasting out walls of coloured bubbles, which are family and wheelchair friendly.

There’s also live entertainment on the day and each participant will receive a free Bubble Rush t-shirt, Rainbows wristband and participation medal. Organisers hope the event will raise at least £30,000 for the charity which supports children and young people from Leicestershire and across the East Midlands when they need it most.

Victoria Brunt, Events Coordinator at Rainbows, said: “We are so excited to be holding our first Bubble Rush event in Leicester. But we would like more people to join us to make this our biggest, bubbliest foam-filled extravaganza ever! There is still time to get involved It’s not about speed or fitness, it’s about celebration, having fun with friends and family - and raising a smile for Rainbows.”

Entry is £25 for over 16s, £7.50 for under 16s and under 3s go free.

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