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Natasha completes the bubblerush for Isabel Hospice

Natasha Stemp with her friends and family after completing Isabel Hospices bubble rush
Natasha Stemp with her friends and family after completing Isabel Hospices bubble rush

A 43-year-old woman from Bishop's Stortford, who has been a patient at Isabel Hospice since 2016, was among 1,200 people who took part in a 5k bubblerush to raise funds for the Welwyn Garden City-based charity.

Natasha Stemp took part in the race in Cheshunt Park alongside her family and friends. Natasha has a terminal lung condition but loved taking part in the 5k race, while being showered with multi-coloured bubbles at every kilometre marker point.

“I enjoyed the bubblerush so much,” she said. “It was a fantastic day spent with friends and great for meeting new people. It was lovely to be able to give something back to Isabel Hospice that has done so much for me.”

Natasha lives in Firlands, off Scott Road, with her husband, Rob, and their dog, Dax. She goes to Isabel Hospice’s Living Well Sessions every Thursday, and the charity is also helping her to create memory boxes and write letters to her family.

She added: “Being able to help them raise funds for future patients in such an enjoyable way was a perfect day for me and we all commented on how much fun the day was.

“I am hoping I will be here to do this all again next year.”

The bubblerush is being hailed as a major success for Isabel Hospice by their fundraising team; the event raised around £30,000 for the charity.

Beth Hardy, head of the charity’s community and events fundraising team, said: “Every person who ran, walked, hopped and jogged this 5k route did something wonderful for Isabel Hospice.

“It costs nearly £5 million each year for Isabel Hospice to provide this community, and in-patient care, so please, if you raised sponsorship, get it to the fundraising team as soon as possible.

“And if you didn’t, consider topping up your entry fee with a donation, as just £39 would pay for an hour of specialist care and we need all the support from the community we can get.”


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