THE POPULAR Bubble Rush event for Barnsley Hospice - which was forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic - has been transformed thanks to a Mapplewell resident.

Sarah Conway, 45, has organised the ‘Virtual Bubble Rush’, alongside Barnsley Hospice, as a way to raise the £16,000 that would usually be raised at the event each year.

The event is normally the biggest fundraiser in the hospice’s calendar, seeing families complete a 5km bubble-filled fun run at Locke Park.

Sarah is now encouraging families to get creative and choose their own challenges that can be done from their gardens in a bid to raise funds.

“I was sad to hear that the Bubble Rush was cancelled this summer, so thought as a community we could come up with our own bubble-themed activities.

“Each participant has to let me know, but then they’re responsible for their own sponsors and challenges. It doesn’t matter what they do as long as they take loads of pictures and raise money.”

For more information or to get involved, email or visit the Sarah Conway Facebook page.