Lawyers and Support Staff from Waldrons Solicitors took on the challenge of completing a 5K Bubble Rush at Cofton Park on 20th July, in support of Acorns Children’s Hospice as well as providing sponsorship for the Charity.
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.
Waldrons’ show of support comes amid reports that Acorns’ Hospice in Walsall may have to close because of insufficient funding and donations to meet running costs. Waldrons is urging local people and other businesses to support Acorns in any way they can. For more information on Acorns Children’s Hospice and the work they do, upcoming events or how you could get involved please visit their webpage at https://www.acorns.org.uk/. Local newspaper the Express and Star has also launched a campaign to raise much-needed funds for Acorns. Details of that campaign can be found by clicking here.
Saturday’s event attracted many families and individuals with numbers expected to exceed 1,000. Participants were able to walk, run or jog around the 5k course, tackling four different coloured bubble stations. Running, sliding and diving through the sea of 4ft bubbles, at each station runners forced their way through in their bid to reach the finish line. Those from Waldrons who were daring enough took part in the run itself, tackling swathes of foam across 5km. Others provided invaluable support by assisting with registration, marshalling the course and presenting well-deserved medals to those who reached the finish line.
The day also consisted of various other attractions ranging from food stalls and inflatable dart boards to merchandise and information stalls, all to help raise that extra amount to go towards the charity.
The event was a huge success and was full of fun, laughter and enthusiasm particularly in the knowledge that this was to support a valuable local Charity. Despite the downpour of rain which some of the runners faced during their lap of the course, high spirits were maintained.
Thank you to all those who helped the day run smoothly, those who participated in the event and finally to Acorns Children’s Hospice for hosting a wonderful event and for asking us to take part.