Since 2008, the superheroes of Sheffield and South Yorkshire have raised over £1 million for charity through the Cutler’s £50 Challenge.
This year, the Master Cutler will be supporting Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and we’re looking for companies, schools and community groups to join our league of fundraising caped crusaders!
When I first visited Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, I thought it would be an incredibly sad place. The words “children’s hospice” conjure up certain images for us all. The moment I stepped through their doors, I realised just how wrong I could be. Bluebell Wood is a bright, happy place, full of love and laughter. With things like messy play, music therapy, a ball pool and bouncy trampolines; and a team dedicated to making the most of every moment for every child, it really is a fantastic place full of fun. I also learnt that the amazing work Bluebell Wood does doesn’t just stop at the hospice doors. They work in families’ own homes, and in schools and hospitals too- helping wherever they can make a difference.
Sadly, some children don’t live to be adults. Whether they have days, weeks, months, or years together, Bluebell Wood helps the whole family make memories they can treasure forever. They’re also there during the toughest times imaginable, when families have to say goodbye to their precious child. Their care doesn’t stop after the death of a child, with bereavement support for the whole family, as long as it’s needed.
I was astounded to learn that while it costs over £4 million every year to provide this absolutely vital service to families in our region, Bluebell Wood only receives 10% government funding. This is why I have chosen to support them during my time as Master Cutler. I hope you’ll join me in raising as much money as possible for this truly wonderful place.