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Lighting up Bluebell Hospice

Christmas light up Credit: Bluebell Wood Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield is "celebrating with lights" this evening. Sheffield Wednesday players Miguel Llera and Giles Coke will switch on hundreds of lights in the hospice garden - one for each individual Christmas donation.

People have been asked to remember a loved one, or support the hospice to celebrate the lives of its children by giving a donation. They will all be used to develop a sensory garden which will stimulate the children’s senses and enhance the time they spend outside in the garden.

Would you be "banged up" for Bluebell Wood Hospice?

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice have launched a fundraising appeal

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield has launched a fundraising appeal with a difference. They're looking for volunteers to spend the night in jail in Doncaster.

This year’s event takes place on 20 February 2014 but the hospice need volunteers to sign up now. All "inmates" will be asked to raise £500 "bail money" before being released at the end of the day.

Local magistrate Liz Hepworth from Dronfield who took part in the event last year said: “Jail was a new experience for me, I had been responsible for sending people there as a magistrate but never been locked up myself.

“Being processed as a real prisoner was an interesting experience. I was very grateful to my friends for raising my bail and helping to raise funds for Bluebell Wood."

Anna Gott, Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said: “This event is a fantastic way to raise money for the hospice and may be for the more rebellious of our supporters."

Devoted cousin to run marathon for Bluebell Wood

Jade Fallowfield - a runner from Wath-upon-Dearne in South Yorkshire - is taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon today in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, to thank them for caring for her 10 year-old cousin Elijah.

Elijah was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in June 2011 and sadly lost his battle in May 2012 spending his final days being cared for at Bluebell Wood.

  • The Yorkshire Marathon takes place today and this much-anticipated run through the heart of York will be the biggest marathon in the whole of the white rose county.

Bluebell Wood Hospice celebrates birthday

There was a very special birthday party today for a children's hospice which just happens to have the support of one of the biggest names in pop music. The Bluebell Wood Hospice near Sheffield opened five years ago today.

Last night profits from a Doncaster Rovers reserve game went towards its fund-raising efforts. But the match was a little better attended than your average reserve match - for one big reason.. as Mark Witty reports.


World Cup referee donates to children's hospice

World Cup referee Howard Webb recently presented a cheque to the North Anston based children's hospice close to his heart, Bluebell Wood.

Howard Webb presents a cheque to Bluebell Wood Credit: Bluebell Wood

Howard, who is a patron of the charity, was recently guest speaker at the Football Safety Officers Association (FSOA) 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Harrogate, and requested that his fee be donated to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Howard said: "It's nice to be able to give something back to the local community and after visiting Bluebell on numerous occasions I think they are a very deserving charity.

"I really support the fantastic work they do and I'm honoured to be a patron."

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