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Brilliant bikers to rev up for Bluebell Wood

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If you’re a brilliant biker who’d like to rev up for Bluebell Wood, join Santa’s Little Bikers’ Motorcycle Toy Run on Sunday 26 November.

Worksop College funds Bluebell Wood trips

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Worksop College pupils will be helping other children enjoy some special experiences after raising £5,870 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Twinkling stars for much loved grandparents

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When Nicola Salt heard about this year’s Light up a Life appeal by Bluebell Wood, she thought it would be a perfect way to celebrate three special lives.

Luis wins Most Caring Young Person award

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Being ‘the most special brother in the whole world’ has won Luis Singh-Eyley the award for Most Caring Young Person at the WellChild Awards.

Vintage fairies in demand at Bluebell Wood

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is stocking its ebay site in the run up to Christmas and asking people to donate vintage fairies and any other decorations that might otherwise gather dust in a loft.

£84,000 car parking windfall for Bluebell Wood

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Anyone using a Bank Park car park has played their part in raising an incredible £84,122 to help Bluebell Wood support families going through the toughest of times.

All-Stars match in Scott’s memory

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Chris Waddle’s All Stars will be playing at Hallam Football Club on Sunday 8 October in memory of popular Sheffield teenager Scott Marsden, who passed away last March. 

Ethan’s Rocket ready to race at Soapbox Derby

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Among the eye-catching sights for thousands of spectators at this year’s Bluebell Wood Soapbox Derby will be Matt Muffett and team mates taking on the tricky track in their soapbox, Ethan’s Rocket.

Universal golf day raises record amount

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Some skilful golfing saw Yorkshire office supplies specialist Universal run its most successful fundraiser to date, for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Put your feet to the fire for Bluebell Wood

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Remember, remember the fourth of November. Bonfire Night is coming a day early for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice this year, when the charity will be setting the night alight with a daredevil Firewalk at Lakeside Village, Doncaster.

VS Group go beyond the call

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A generous grant from VS Group, specialist provider of communications to the charity sector, means South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice won’t have to pay any landline charges until July 2018.

Families face a mountain for Bluebell Wood

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Two Laughton families have given themselves a mountain to climb, thanks to the adventurous determination of three of their youngest members.

Run for fun at Sherwood Pines

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Families can enjoy a little run in the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Pines on Sunday 3 September and help raise money for Bluebell Wood.

Paving the way for Bluebell Wood children

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Children at Bluebell Wood can now enjoy more of the hospice’s beautiful gardens and even pick their own fruit, thanks to generous funding and dedicated work by Interserve.

Neve off to a flying start with her Fun-draising

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Eleven-year-old Neve Presley is spending her summer holidays doing something valuable for families in Doncaster and beyond, after becoming one of the first members of Bluebell Wood’s Fun-draising Club for under-16s.

Family fun at Shedfest

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New Whittington’s Shedfest will be bringing fun for all the family this August, with proceeds going to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Lego adventure for B&Q at Soapbox Derby

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An adventurous team at B&Q’s Distribution Centre in Manton Wood has a few plans up its sleeve for winning this year’s Bluebell Wood Soapbox Derby.

It’s a Bluebell Wood knockout

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Fun, laughter and foam have put Bluebell Wood on course to raise £20,000 from its fifth annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ event.

National award for Bluebell Wood’s Soapbox Derby

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Bluebell Wood’s first Soapbox Derby in 2016 raised £17,000, attracted 3,500 spectators and engaged nearly a quarter of a million people on Facebook. Daredevil teams from across South Yorkshire braved bumps, jumps and chicanes in hand-built racing cars on a 500 metre downhill course at Clifton Park, Rotherham.

Golf day boost for Bluebell Wood

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Over 80 golfing enthusiasts have demonstrated their putting and back swing skills to help Bluebell Wood raise over £4,000.

Bluebell Wood nurses funded by Matchroom Foundation

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The Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation has pledged £250,000 over three years to help Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cover the costs of two nurses caring for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.

Power those pedals to Poolsbrook

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Fancy a cycling adventure? Bluebell Wood is asking families to get on their bikes this September and pedal their way from Rother Valley Country Park to Poolsbrook Country Park and back.

Harry Maguire picks Bluebell Wood

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Hull City FC defender Harry Maguire has chosen a children’s hospice that cares for families facing the toughest of times to receive his Player of the Season prize money.

Naz skydives for Bluebell Wood

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One brave Sheffield man has tackled heights of 15,000 feet and freefall speeds of up to 120mph in memory of his much-loved niece Zainab.

In a spin for Bluebell Wood

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A one-hour spin class just wasn’t enough for Maltby fitness instructor Gavin Levitt, who persuaded gym members and colleagues to get on their bikes for up to 12 hours in support of Bluebell Wood.

Lakeside turns purple for Bluebell Wood

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There was a riot of colour, of the purple variety, at Lakeside Village this month when the Doncaster shopping village took on a whole new vibrant shade for its charity of the year, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Bluebell Wood celebrates volunteers

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Whether they’re gardening, marshalling events, helping in the kitchen or at one of Bluebell Wood’s nine shops, volunteers are a vital part of South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice.

Bluebell Wood nannan, Sally, joins Fundraising team

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The nannan of a boy who made a miraculous recovery at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has joined the South Yorkshire charity as one of its community fundraisers, for the Doncaster area.

Get ready to Zumba for Bluebell Wood

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Barnsley man Tim Steele is inviting Zumba enthusiasts to dance their hearts out at a special zumbathon fundraiser in memory of his nephew Roman.

Generous 100th birthday request

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While Barnsley born and bred Gladys will be celebrating her 100th birthday on 10 June, she doesn’t want any presents. Instead she is asking family and friends to donate to Bluebell Wood.

Sport stars line up for Legends Golf Day

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Sports fans and golfers have the chance to enjoy an unforgettable day on the greens with some of Sheffield’s biggest sporting legends this September.

Showstopping surprise for Bluebell Wood families

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Cast members, including the actors playing Mr Bumble, Nancy, Bill Sykes, the Artful Dodger and Oliver, met up with Bluebell Wood children Jack and Emma-Louise, who both receive care at the hospice which helps families from across North Nottinghamshire and the wider region.

A blind date with a difference

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It’s not often you get the chance of a blind date when you’re out shopping, but Bluebell Wood’s shop in Dinnington is offering just that.

New community fundraiser for Bluebell Wood

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If you’re a business or community group in Derbyshire looking for a different or exciting fundraising idea, Lucy Rathbone is your person.

Unique WWI memoirs for auction

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History enthusiasts have the chance to own a unique piece of World War One history by bidding for the memoirs of a Sheffield soldier.

Jodie’s surprise football celebration

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Jodie Barlow, who visits Bluebell Wood for short breaks, had a 21st birthday to remember after Barnsley FC helped make her big day extra special.

Put your best foot forward for Shoesday

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Wacky, mismatched and plain strange footwear are all acceptable on Tuesday 13th June when Bluebell Wood asks people to put on their funkiest shoes to celebrate Shoesday.

Supercars rev up £50,000 for Bluebell Wood

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To celebrate the incredible milestone of raising over £50,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, 21 owners brought their spectacular supercars for a spin to the hospice on Thursday, with their boots full to the brim of Easter eggs.

Make a Will, Make a Difference

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Throughout their ‘Make a Will Month’ in May, Bluebell Wood will be encouraging people to write their Will for a suggested donation of just £95 for a single Will.

Kerrie hits lottery jackpot

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Mother of two Kerrie from Chesterfield is £1,000 better off after scooping the jackpot in the Bluebell Wood lottery on her first ever ticket.

Another Milestone for Bluebell Wood

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Six regulars from the Milestone Pub at Crystal Peaks are planning to walk the Pennine Journey in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

All set for Colour Dash fun

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Maxine Strong from Epworth will be joining thousands of other people to walk through five colour stations at the 5k Bluebell Wood Colour Dash at Rother Valley on 29 April 2017.

Rosie’s mammoth climb for Bluebell Wood

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In an act of endurance that many adults would hesitate at, a 12-year-old Sheffield girl has climbed a mammoth 600 metres for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Brothers reunite for Retford Half

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Three Retford brothers have reunited in their hometown with five friends to raise an impressive £987.50 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Fancy a Tour de Yorkshire?

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If you fancy being Jason Kenny or Laura Trott for a day and raising valuable funds for Bluebell Wood, you’d better move fast.

Insight fired up for Bluebell Wood

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Staff at Insight UK’s Sheffield office are fired up to fundraise for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, with wing-walks, skydives and the Bluebell Wood Colour Dash just a few of the activities they’ve planned for 2017.

Pagets team to trek again

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Walking from Sheffield to London once would be plenty for most people, but a team at Pagets builders merchants is going to do it all again, the other way round.

Winnie’s wonderful gift to Bluebell Wood

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A warm-hearted woman from Ecclesfield has left a wonderful legacy to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice after gifting her £40,000 estate to the hospice in her Will.

To lunch or not to lunch? That is the question

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Trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Why not treat mum to an afternoon of elegance at Bluebell Wood’s Ladies’ Lunch on Saturday 18th March, and help us be there for families when they need us most.

Bolsover Cruise Club raise big cash for Bluebell Wood

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From bucket collections to Christmas Market cruises: Bolsover Cruise Club have raised over £7,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and they’re looking forward to continuing their support in 2017.

Bluebell Wood’s Hundred Quid Quest

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Bluebell Wood is challenging local and national businesses to take part in their Hundred Quid Quest, and turn £100 into as much money as possible in just six months.

Bling up your beard for Bluebell Wood

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Throughout December, We want you to ‘trim up’ your facial hair and make a donation to our ’12 Beards of Christmas’ campaign, to help local children and families.

Half Marathon Heroes Needed for Bluebell Wood

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On 9th April 2017, thousands of people will descend on Sheffield for the Yorkshire Half Marathon, and Bluebell Wood is offering you the chance to run for just £30.

Fishing for funds

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Bess of Hardwick Angling Club have raised an incredible £1,800 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

Remem-bear a loved one this Christmas

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One young girl’s much loved teddy bear will be the symbol of this year’s Remem-bear appeal at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.

Daredevils feel the heat in Halloween Fire Walk

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Daredevils faced their fears and hot-footed it across 15ft of smoldering coal as part of a frightening Halloween charity fire walk for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Make a Will and Support Bluebell Wood

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Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has teamed up with a firm of solicitors in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to make it easier and cheaper to make a Will.

Supercars in the driving seat at Meadowhall

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Some of the UK’s most expensive luxury cars lined up at Meadowhall this weekend and raised more than £6,500 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Could you be a Park 2 Park medallist just like in the Olympics?

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The Olympics is in full swing and as team GB’s medal tally is growing, people are feeling inspired and signing up for this year’s Park 2 Park sponsored 35km bike ride to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Floral sanctuary at Bluebell Wood

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Green fingered staff and a generous donation have helped to create a floral sanctuary for bereaved families at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Dronfield music maestros raise £750 for Bluebell Wood

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Popular Sheffield band Past Masters have rolled back the clock to the days of The Hollies, The Shadows and The Beatles in a Showtime Spectacular at Dronfield Civic Hall that has raised over £750 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

All aboard at Bluebell Wood

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All aboard for the Bluebell Wood train! A brightly coloured train-themed play area is taking pride of place in the grounds of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, thanks to Rotherham College students.

Brave shave raises funds for Bluebell Wood

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A group of brave teenagers have had their heads shaved in tribute to their friend Liam Dunne from Balby who passed away in 2013 at just 12 years old.

Summer fun at Bluebell Wood

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Clowns, mad professors, donkeys and pop bands are just a few ways the Care Team at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is planning to entertain children over the summer holidays.

Bluebell Wood VIPs meet a very important Gruffalo

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Children and families from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice had the VIP treatment at Meadowhall this week when they made an exclusive visit to The Gruffalo Experience at the Centre.

Sheffield to London hike helps Bluebell Wood

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Curly fries and a building products delivery may not have much in common, but both led colleagues at Pagets builders’ merchants in Sheffield to walk an epic 193 miles to raise over £4000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Liam scales heights for Bluebell Wood

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He may have climbed some of the region’s biggest peaks and beaten his fundraising target, but six year old Liam More from Rotherham is not ready to stop just yet.

Claire swims in memory of Mr Joe

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An inspirational mum has taken to the water and raised over £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in memory of her son Joe, who passed away in May 2015.

Bluebell Wood children take to the skies for a bird’s eye view

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Jack Kirsop, Kasabian Newton-Smith, Ebony Smith, Tyler Grayson and Lilly-Mai from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice got a fantastic bird’s eye view of North Anston, courtesy of Simon Nicholls and the team at Kuki Helicopters.

OAP takes to the skies after battle with cancer

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John Armstrong, 66, took to the skies in Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice’s Wing Walk alongside several other brave supporters, and has raised over £1,400 after a battle with jaw cancer.

Mum’s swim in memory of Mr Joe

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An inspirational mum is to take to the water to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in memory of her son Joe.

Long Distance Lottie Raising Funds For Bluebell Wood

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Big hearted Bluebell Wood supporter Lottie Skinner is preparing to walk 50 miles to raise vital funds for the Sheffield charity. She is one of many students from Verve Academy of Performing Arts in Sheffield raising money for Bluebell Wood children.

Bluebell Wood young adult takes to the skies for charity

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A brave 18-year-old, diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, complex medical needs and who is TPN dependent, will be hitting speeds of 130mph to fundraise for Bluebell Wood; a charity very close to his heart.

First year anniversary celebrated in style

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A Chapeltown charity shop has today celebrated its first anniversary, after raising more than £100,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in the time it has been open.

Two football teams visit in one day!

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Footballers from two South Yorkshire teams have visited Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, where they met children, young adults and their families.

Festive fun for all at Bluebell Wood

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Lapland has arrived at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, thanks to the amazing support of generous community members who have donated £1 for every virtual mile between Sheffield and Lapland.

Football players make a festive visit to Bluebell Wood

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Footballers from Doncaster Rovers Football Club including Rob Jones, Richard Chaplow, Nathan Tyson and James Coppinger have today spread Christmas cheer at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Rock with Laughter for Bluebell Wood

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Bluebell Wood parents Steve and Jane Knight, along with daughter Katie, have organised a night of comedy in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Pushing the boat out for Bluebell Wood

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Members of HMS Sheffield Association visited children and staff at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice this weekend, when they also donated £200 to the charity.

Path to memory garden renewed

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A new path to a memory garden at North Anston children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood, has been installed and funded by a national firm as part of their community project work.

Hospice Open Day is a huge success

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice opened its doors to the public on Sunday 20th September. The day was a huge success – raising over £8,000 and welcoming over 800 visitors to their grounds in North Anston.

Surf’s Up for Bluebell Wood child, Theo.

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WCEC Architects in Chesterfield, have built a wheelchair friendly surf shack for eight-year-old Theo Singh-Eyley, who receives respite care from local children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood.

Emotional bike ride beckons for Penistone man

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A Penistone man is to embark on an epic, emotional 750 mile charity bike ride for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in memory of brothers Paul and Jack Sykes.

Bluebell Wood goes greener

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Craig West is helping the hospice to save £200,000 over 20 years through installing solar panels.

Bluebell Wood children cue up with snooker ace

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Former World Snooker Championship finalist Nigel Bond met youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, when he played a few frames with them and signed autographs.

Give something egg-stra

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This Easter as a hospice, we are encouraging the community to give something a little egg-stra.

X Factor contestants make a surprise visit to Bluebell Wood

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X Factor winner, Ben Haenow, and his fellow contestants made a very special surprise visit to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on Thursday March 5th, where they chatted with children and brightened up their day.

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