Dragon Boat heroics from Pennine Stone

Some heroic paddling has seen 22 colleagues at Pennine Stone raise £553 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Pennine Stone raise funds for Bluebell Wood

The Carcroft-based cast stone architectural dressings manufacturer decided to fundraise for South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice when it took part in the Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge at Lakeside, Doncaster in July.

The fun family-friendly charity event saw 36 teams take to the water in 30-feet colourful dragon boats and race their way across the lake for the coveted Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge Champions trophy.

Production manager Ian Sowersby said: “When we decided to get involved we went for Bluebell Wood because it supports children and young adults with life-threatening conditions in South Yorkshire, so we knew our contribution would make a difference to local families. Our managing director Richard Walsh was instrumental in getting the whole initiative together and he, like the rest of us, is really pleased to have done our bit for such a worthwhile cause.”

Russ Hall, Corporate Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re really grateful to the team at Pennine Stone for thinking of Bluebell Wood. Partnerships with locally-based businesses like this are invaluable to us because they not only bring in much needed funds, but help to spread the word about Bluebell Wood. The money raised will help us support families with services ranging from end of life treatment and care and counselling to music therapy and sibling support groups.”

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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