Big hearted Bluebell Wood supporter Lottie Skinner is preparing to walk 50 miles to raise vital funds for the Sheffield charity. She is one of many students from Verve Academy of Performing Arts in Sheffield raising money for Bluebell Wood children.
Lottie 8 from Fulwood Sheffield will be taking on the challenge in order to raise as much as possible during the Easter holidays with her total already at a staggering £600.
Lottie said she and her fellow students were really proud to be taking on this challenge in order to support Bluebell Wood. She said: “I’m lucky because I am fit and healthy and lead an active life but I know there are other children that have serious illnesses and need the help of Bluebell Wood and their staff and nurses.
Lottie added “All the children at Verve are working together to help other children. We really enjoy singing acting and dancing and we realise we are much more fortunate than others who can’t do the things we take for granted, together we want to raise as much as we can for Bluebell Wood.
It costs £4m a year to keep its doors open and the hospice cares for over 200 children both in the hospice and in the community. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has a highly specialised care team, offering care and support to children with complex medical needs and a shortened life expectancy.
Gail Parkin Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We are so proud of Lottie and all the students at Verve Academy, they are raising a tremendous amount, I can’t thank Principals Tim and Sharon, the staff, parents and pupils enough for their amazing support.
Every penny they raise really does count and makes a positive difference to our children and families.
“Our hospice is filled with love and laughter, we are here to create special memories at times when families need us most. We all wish Lottie all the best with her challenge, also a big thank you to all the other Verve students out there putting so much effort in, it is so very much appreciated”