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.
The multi award-winning cruise travel agent has worked with Bluebell Wood since 2013, and has raised a considerable amount through bag donations, bucket collections, and even a wine-tasting event, all to support children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.
Bolsover Cruise Club’s most memorable fundraiser of 2016 was their ‘Win A Cruise For A Quid’ campaign, which gave people the chance to win a two-night Christmas Markets cruise – worth £950 – plus £250 spending money. The competition was a huge success, and raised over £5,000 for the charity.
Nathalie Avis, Marketing Assistant at Bolsover Cruise Club, said: “It means a lot to us that we can raise so much money for a local charity like Bluebell Wood. The hospice is dear to everyone’s hearts here at Bolsover Cruise Club, and it was really lovely to be able to come and visit and see their wonderful facilities.
“We really enjoy working with Bluebell Wood, and we’ve got a few plans on how to raise even more money for the hospice in 2017. We’re putting together a flyer about the charity to mail out to our clients with their documentations, and we’re ordering a big collection box for loose change and foreign currency and clients return from their trips abroad. There are also a few cruise competitions in the works, so make sure to keep an eye out.”
Bluebell Wood cares for children and families across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. This includes end of life care, short breaks, music therapy, counselling, sibling support, home visits and more.
Rachael Dawes, Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Bolsover Cruise Club, who have been incredibly supportive of Bluebell Wood over the last few years.
“It costs more than £4m to keep our doors open each year, and we only receive 10% of that funding from the government. As a result of Bolsover Cruise Club’s creative fundraising, we can continue to care for local families and help them create even more special memories. We love working with such a fantastic team, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with in 2017.”