WOW! What a weekend! Two children's hospice events have raised thousands of pounds.

Saturday night saw the finale of our Strictly Get Dancing competition. Twelve couples - most of whom had never danced before - performed in front of a sell-out crowd at The Beachcomber to compete for the glitter ball trophy.

The couples have had just four lessons - that's 13 hours - of tutoring from Keith and Judy Clifton, and showed how far they had come by performing beautiful waltzes and cha cha chas for a cheering crowd.

The winners were Ben Mortlock and Emily Crowdroy, who are from Grimsby and now live in Howden. Their super moves won over not only the audience in the public vote but also our celebrity judging panel, made up of council leader Ray Oxby, actress and hospice patron Julie Peasgood, dance teacher Andrea Hobson and Keith Clifton.

In second place were father and daughter duo Steve and Rachel Courtney, and in third, Sue and Gary Briggs.

But of course, it's about the taking part - not the winning - and all of our couples have been Strictly fabulous. We're very sad it's over and can't wait to do it all again next year.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, and to Mick Enright for coming to us with the idea.

Although the offical amount has yet to be counted, an estimate shows that the event has raised more than £10,000.... amazing!

Yesterday, we went foam crazy in Hull's East Park, holding not only our first ever Bubble Rush, but Hull's first ever too.

About 1,300 people ran the 5k course and enjoyed a foam party at five foam stations, where thousands of frothy bubbles turned East Park into the largest milkshake you've ever seen!

It was a great sight to see people crossing the finish line to receive their medals, covered head to toe in coloured foam. Social media exploded with fantastic photographs and videos of what was a brilliant day.

It was definitely a success and we will be back next year!

Head over to Facebook to view photo galleries from both events.

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