Football players make a festive visit to Bluebell Wood

Footballers from Doncaster Rovers Football Club have today spread Christmas cheer at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

Players from the club, including Rob Jones, Richard Chaplow, Nathan2015-12-10 16.46.33
Tyson and James Coppinger, visited to meet children and young adults, and their families, at the hospice. They also had a tour of the facilities at Bluebell Wood, including the cinema room, messy play room, lounge area and soft play area.

The hospice is currently supporting around 250 families across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire. The players also donated Christmas presents and vouchers for the children to enjoy.

Chief Executive, Claire Rintoul, said: “We’re here to care for and support children and young adults with life shortening conditions. I’d like to say a huge thanks to Doncaster Rovers taking time out of their busy schedules to come and visit our children and families.

“Visits such as this go a long way towards helping to create even more special memories for families facing incredibly tough times.”

Footballer, Nathan Tyson, had never visited the hospice before and was overwhelmed by the amount of things children and families can enjoy at Bluebell Wood. He said: “Having a place like Bluebell Wood on hand, for families who need them, is incredible. I was humbled to be able to put a smile on children’s faces, especially at Christmas time.

“We are so glad to show our support for such an amazing cause.Doncaster Rovers players spread Christmas cheer at Bluebell Wood

News Archive