Fishing for funds

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

On a cold November night the fishermen of BOHAC warmed the hearts of Bluebell Wood supporters Trevor and Christine Hippsley; donating a massive £1,843 to their local children’s hospice.

The anglers were inspired to fundraise for Bluebell Wood by Kayley Merrick, daughter of Craig Merrick and member of a BOHAC founding family. Kayley braved a high speed wing walk this year for the children of Bluebell raising £1,573. Her father was so moved by her efforts that he put forward the hospice as the angling club’s charity of the year.

Bluebell Wood grandparents Trevor and Chris said: “Bluebell Wood provides wonderful care and support for more than 250 children and their families, both in the hospice and in the community. It was a privilege to meet the group and to know we have such amazing support from people like Craig and the BOHAC anglers”.

Bluebell Wood, based in North Anston, has a highly specialised care team, offering care and support to children with complex medical needs and a shortened life expectancy. With only 10% government funding the hospice relies on donations to keep services running and families supported during the toughest of times.

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