One Direction's Louis Tomlinson visits Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Mum Sarah Poole, daughter Rowan Poole, Louis Tomlinson Credit: Steve Uttley

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has paid a secret visit to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. He stayed for over two hours chatting to the children and their families before taking part in a charity football match to raise money for the hospice. Matt Poole who was at the hospice with his 17 month old daughter Rowan said: “He was really lovely and down to earth. It was great to see him with the children and fabulous that he is supporting Bluebell Wood.”

I’m so honoured to be a Patron of this wonderful charity and my visit today was incredibly moving. I met some truly inspirational people - the work Bluebell Wood do is phenomenal”

  • Each year Bluebell Wood needs to raise over £3 million to deliver services. It receives no statutory Government funding.

  • Currently the Bluebell Wood care team provide support to over one hundred and fifty children and their families in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. This number is growing with new referrals every week.

  • After working with families in the community for two years, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice opened its doors to children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy on 19th September 2008. The hospice offers 24 hour care to children on a one to one basis. It also allows families to stay to have a break, often the first one they may have had in years.