Center Parcs boosts Bluebell Wood by £35,000

Rubber duck races, pumpkin carving and raffles are just three ways that teams at Center Parcs’ Head Office and Sherwood Forest village have raised an incredible £35,000 for Bluebell Wood.

We were chosen as the charity partner of Center Parcs’ Head Office and its Sherwood Forest village after Center Parcs UK chose Together for Short Lives as its charity partner for 2016-19. Nearly a third of a million, £322,319 has been raised for Together for Short Lives since then.

The company’s Head Office raised £19,748 for Bluebell Wood through raffles, auctions, a pumpkin carving competition, a Christmas gift wrapping service, cake sales and retail sales.

The team at the Sherwood Forest village brought in more than £15,000 via collection boxes, cake sales, raffles, bike rides, spin-a-thons, rubber duck races down the Wild Water Rapids and a Wishing Tree coin-throw challenge for guests.

Daragh Feighery, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest General Manager, said:

“Family togetherness is at the heart of everything we do at Center Parcs and this ethos is completely in tune with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Together for Short Lives, helping families spend precious quality time together. We are honoured to support a charity, which provides vital support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

“We make sure that we share the positive impact of our fundraising through our staff on-village communication channels, as it is really uplifting, which spurs everyone on to continue to support the hospice and think of new ways to raise money and awareness for this incredible cause.”

Julie Hampson, Corporate Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Center Parcs’ Head Office and Sherwood Forest, staff and guests alike, for everything they’ve done and continue to do. They have raised a significant amount that really will make a huge difference to Bluebell Wood. Every penny raised will help our families to make special memories, whether they have days, months or years left together.”


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