Youngsters make thousands by blowing bubbles

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A BUBBLE blowing bonanza has helped raise more than £1,000 for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.

Hundreds of children and parents gathered on Canal Fields in Berkhamsted to blow thousands of bubbles on Saturday.

They played games including who can blow the biggest bubble, which was the fastest popper and who can pop theirs with their nose.

Organiser Becky Plenderleith, from the parent group at Westfield First School in Durrants Lane, Berkhamsted, invited schools and pre-schools across the town to take part.

She had hoped the group would break the world record for most people blowing bubbles at one time - until she found out it was 23,000.

Becky said: “We got nowhere near that, but we did get a good family turn out and raise a lot of money.”

She hopes to have raised £2,000 for Save The Children by the time she has finished collecting sponsorship.

You can donate by visiting www.westfieldfirst.herts.sch.uk or www.justgiving.com/bubblesforjapan.