This Easter as a hospice, we are encouraging the community to give something a little egg-stra.
Due to complex medical needs, many children at Bluebell Wood are tube fed so are not able to eat or drink through their mouth. Sadly, this means the majority of the children who visit are not be able to eat chocolate.
We are this Easter asking people to donate the price of an Easter egg to us instead of the real thing. For every £5 gifted, donors will receive a card and this money will go towards play therapy sessions for the children
Nine-year-old Jack Kirsopp of Doncaster is one of the children who isn’t able to eat the yummy treat. His mum Vicky said: “Bluebell Wood means so much to Jack, myself and our family. It gives us the chance to have some much needed rest as Jack’s needs are so complex.
“Jack loves his visits at Bluebell Wood and treats it like his second home. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and I know my son is in the best hands possible when he is there.”
Catherine Holland, Play Co-ordinator at Bluebell Wood, said: “Every year, we receive Easter Eggs for our children and we are very grateful. However, not all of our children can enjoy them due to being tube fed.
“Purchasing an Easter virtual gift of just £5 will help give our children more opportunities to have lots of fun during play sessions when they visit Bluebell Wood.”
Could you donate the cost of one Easter egg to help pay for children at Bluebell Wood to enjoy lots of fun activities? If so, please call us on 01909 517 365.
Bluebell Wood costs £3million each year to continue their work with children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and North West Lincolnshire. The charity currently helps over 200 children families, both in the hospice and across the community.