Grasstonbury 2017 raises £1,977 for Bluebell Wood

A music festival at a popular Chesterfield pub has raised £1,977 for Bluebell Wood.

Karen Dove and Polly Kennelly, Grasstonbury 2017

Karen Dove and Polly Kennelly

Now in its fourth year, family event Grasstonbury 2017 took place at The Sportsman Inn, Grassmoor, with performances from local acts Tensheds, Silk Road, Wickerman and Alanis Smith among others.

With games and a bouncy castle for children, a raffle and other fundraising helped reach the impressive total in support of children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.

Festival organiser Polly Kennelly and her son Macca pulled the event together with the help of Karen Dove at The Sportsman and her daughter Derrian. They have chosen to fundraise for Bluebell Wood each year since a member of Karen’s family received end of life care here.

Polly Kennelly said: “We wanted to support a local charity where our funds could help make a difference. We know about the amazing work Bluebell Wood does for families in this area, and that it has to raise most of its money through community fundraising, so it is definitely the right choice for us. Thank you to everyone who came along and donated, and to all the acts and our supporters for helping to make this a day to remember.”

Lucy Rathbone, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “Grasstonbury is becoming well known in Chesterfield as a fantastic event for the whole community. We’re really grateful to Polly, Macca, Karen and Derrian and the team for thinking of us. They are a great support to our hospice, with all the money raised going to help families facing the toughest of times, in Chesterfield and beyond.”

Look at our support us page to find out how you can help Bluebell Wood and the 250 children and young adults we care for, both at the hospice and in family homes, each year.

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