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The Bubble Rush

22nd May 2018

Brilliant Bubblers Raise More Than £20,000 At Our Bubble Rush! 

The sun shone down on over 1,500 happy participants at our 2018 Bubble Rush event at Wicksteed Park on Sunday 20th May.

The thrilling 5k course through the beautiful grounds of Wicksteed Park, had one big difference – the four colourful bubble stations on route, where the bubble cannons shot out fabulous coloured foam onto delighted Bubble Runners. Families of all ages enjoyed running, dancing, walking and toddling their way through the foamy-madness, with many baby-bubblers completing the route in their pushchairs.

While sponsorship money collected by fundraisers taking part in the event has yet to be counted, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the event looks set to have raised over £20,000!

This is the first year we have held the Bubble Rush and it was a complete sell-out – we even had to open a waiting list for those that had left it too late but were desperate to take part.

Our lovely Events Manager Shelley Green said:

“We’re blown away by the success of the Bubble Rush event. Thank you so much to everyone who took part for your incredible enthusiasm and for your fabulous fundraising! We’ve had some brilliant feedback about how much families have enjoyed their day and we’ve managed to raise a phenomenal amount of money to continue providing an outstanding quality of hospice care to the local community.”

We know you’ll be thrilled to hear that the event will return for 2019! Make sure you follow us on social media to be the first to hear when this event will take place and check our events pages over the coming weeks to find out more.


GP's Workshops

13th February 2018

Cransley Hospice Funds GP Training to Improve End of Life Care

Speakers Dr Darin Seiger and Amanda Taylor

Cransley Hospice Trust and Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity have jointly funded the first End of Life Masterclass which was held on 8th November 2017.

The broad aim of this End of Life Care Masterclass was to develop the knowledge and skills of GPs regarding the identification of people coming towards the end of life, care planning in advance, symptom management and end of life services that are available for patients and their families.

The training was provided by Consultants in Palliative Care Medicine as well as the End of Life Practice Development Team

The masterclass aimed to create more awareness of end of life care and share best practice amongst GPs. The feedback from the 112 participants has been very positive and the workshops attracted lively discussions. Many participants have already identified ways in which this training will influence their future practice.

It is planned that another three masterclasses will be funded by the two hospice charities This will enable the training to be provided to all GPs and Practice Nurses working across Northamptonshire.

Angela Howe, Cransley Hospice’s Head of Service Development, said:

“Education is hugely important in helping healthcare professionals to identify when patients are coming toward the end of life. Patients are then able to consider choices that they otherwise may not have been aware of or involved in”

Cransley Hospice also provides ongoing education for hospice staff. A dedicated practice development nurse coordinates training on topics such as pharmacology, communication skills training and the delivery of care that is individualised for to a patient’s needs.