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Posted 27 July 2016

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A bubbletastic event

Thirty seven Ongo staff members took on the Dubble Bubble challenge and raised hundreds of pounds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice at the weekend.

On Sunday 24 July 2016, over 500 people complete a 5km course through four different coloured ‘Bubble Rush’ stations where millions of colourful bubbles were released from high-powered cannons covering people from head to toe.

The colourtastic family fun day took place at North Lindsey College and Ongo sponsored the pink bubbles.

So far staff have raised £525 although money is still coming in so this figure continues to rise.

Wendy Wolfe, Customer Engagement Manager and head of the Ongo Team, said: “What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon, running, skipping, walking and dancing through colourful foam bubbles.

“The event was lots of fun, but also had a very serious side too. We think Lindsey Lodge Hospice do remarkable things to support the people of North Lincolnshire in their greatest time of need.

“We have long supported their work and have first-hand experience of what they offer both for people who have life threatening illnesses but also their families.

“So far we’ve raised over £500 from this event, which is wonderful, but money is still being collected so this total will continue to grow. Thank you to everyone who support Team Ongo at the event and also with donations.”

Andy Hirst, Corporate Fundraising & Events Co-ordinator, said: “We cannot thank everyone enough for participating in this unique event and also for businesses sponsoring us such as Ongo - we really couldn’t have had such a successful day without their support- so thank you”

“In total over £20,000 was raised from entry fees and sponsorship money which has helped pay for a year’s worth of nutritious meals and drinks for patients. All of the hospice’s meals are cooked freshly in-house and its vital patients receive well-seasoned, tasty food because various treatments affect taste buds.

“The hospice receives little funding therefore support from the public and businesses such as Ongo is essential to keep this vital service running for local people.

“We provide support and end of life care for local patients and families living with terminal illnesses. Holding events like this one makes a huge difference and we are already planning next year’s event which we hope will be even bigger and better with a twist.”

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