The Bubble Barber Shop is open for business!


*New for this month*, we’re giving our ‘Bubbles for the Bubble’ appeal a festive twist with a fun fundraising idea that everyone can get involved in.

Throughout December, we’re running our very own ‘Bubble Barber Shop’ and challenging people to come up with the biggest and best bubble beard, quirky hair-do or other bubble creation.

It’s really easy and lots of fun so get all your friends and colleagues involved and raise lots of money for a fantastic cause.

How to get involved
It’s really simple to join in. All you need to do is get your bubbles, get creative with some suds, then upload your bubble selfie using #BubblesfortheBubble to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, to help raise awareness of our bubble babies.

To give a little gift to the charity this festive season, you can donate in a variety of different ways:

By text:
Text BUBB01 followed by the amount you’d like to donate (up to £10) to 70070.* For example, to donate £3, text BUBB01 £3 to 70070. *UK residents only, standard network rates apply.

Simply visit to donate an amount of your choice. Open to UK and international residents.

By post:
If you’d prefer to donate by post, you can send a cheque with a one-off payment. Please make all cheques payable to ‘The Bubble Foundation UK’ and send to the following address:

Bubble Foundation UK,
Ward 3, Level 4,
The Great North Children’s Hospital
Queen Victoria Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Why get involved?
The Bubble Foundation changes lives.

For babies and children with severe immune disorders, the Children’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital is often their only chance to go on and live a normal, healthy life.

The Bubble Foundation raises vital funds for the Unit, financing medical equipment, toys and educational aids, supporting the welfare of the babies, children and their families, through things like accommodation, and importantly funding the research required at this cutting edge of paediatric practice. The Bubble needs to raise around £500,000 to fund vital new strands of research into genetic causes of Primary Immunodeficiency (PIDs), better treatments, as well as research into the outcomes of treatment to ultimately improve the lives of people with immune disorders.

Without research, many of the babies we treat wouldn’t live past their first birthday. Thanks to our supporters and ground-breaking research driven by our partners at Newcastle University, we’ve come a long way in 20 years – from six in 10 babies dying to nine in 10 living – but the reality is that there’s still a very long way to go. A bone marrow transplant is still a risky procedure and complications can – and do – arise. It’s a tragic fact that babies and young children still die on the ward because these conditions are so serious.

You can make a difference. To continue our life-saving work and reach our goal of every child surviving, we need to keep raising vital funds for research. Help our bubble babies and children and give a gift to The Bubble this festive season.

If you want any more inspiration, here are some bubbly beards and hair-dos we created earlier! By donating £5 for each creation and collecting loose change, this lovely lot raised more than £150 for The Bubble Foundation – and had a lot of fun along the way!

Bubble pics