HUNDREDS of fundraisers took part in a bubble run event in aid of a new adult hospice.

Events firm, Extreme Adventure held the Bubble Rush event at Garons Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend, on Saturday.

The event will help raise money for the new Fair Havens adult hospice being built opposite Priory Park, Southend.

Families and fundraisers tackled the five-kilometre course covered in bubbles.

The event started in a sea of foam, and along the course there were four bubble stations pumping out masses of coloured bubbles.

Event organiser Pete Jones, from Extreme Adventure, said: “It went really well and everyone had a great time and got covered in colourful bubbles.

“We had about 750 people take part on the day, which is probably an average amount for one of these events.

“We had a warm-up act to help the group get into the spirit.”

Judy Grocott, events manager at Havens Hospices, said: “It was a great day and we were really pleased to be the beneficiary charity for the event.

“We didn’t set a target but are so grateful for all the support and every donation helps us towards our final target for the new hospice.”

Last month, Fair Havens Hospice announced it only had £350,000 left to raise for the new £15.4m building.