Bluebell Wood celebrates ninth birthday in style

For a place that’s all about helping families create special memories, Bluebell Wood showed it can do this in style at its ninth birthday.

Bluebell Wood 9th birthday bash

Bluebell Wood’s extra special ninth Birthday Bash had something for everyone last weekend, from dancing and face painting, to princesses and Stormtroopers.



Celebrating nine years since South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice first opened its doors, special guests included Star Wars costume group 99th Garrison, Sweet Cheeks Face Painting Service, Markham Main Colliery Band, Funky Dance Fever, South Yorkshire Police Cadets and the Magical Memories Foundation.


Children and adults alike had the chance to play games, win prizes, jump on a bouncy castle and meet a Minion mascot and the hospice’s own mascot, George the springer spaniel. Everyone was also offered a piece of a delicious giant birthday cake.


Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive, Bluebell Wood: “We’d just like to say a really big thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend. It was a fantastic way to spend some fun time with families, friends and supporters from across the region and to give people who haven’t visited us before a chance to find out more about our work.

“From music therapy to sibling support groups, we do a lot more at Bluebell Wood than many people realise. We’re all about ‘living with love and laughter’ and our Birthday Bash is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and find out some of the ways we do that.”

Find out here how you can help Bluebell Wood and the 250 children and young adults we care for each year.

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