Over £1,000 has been raised for Bluebell Wood at our very first Night of Neon sponsored walk.
More than 180 walkers donned neon clothing, face paint and glow sticks before setting off on the two-mile route around Doncaster’s Lakeside on Saturday (October 24th).
Walkers were set off on their route by Jo Hobson, whose son Liam passed away at Bluebell Wood in 2013. She and a group of her friends and family members walked the route in memory of Liam, wearing ‘Liam’s Warriors’ T-shirts.
Jo said: “It’s vital that we support this great charity. The care we received from Bluebell Wood was amazing and it’s so important for the hospice to continue providing the services they do.
“Events like Night of Neon are fantastic because it’s fun for all the family and helps raise money for this great cause at the same time.”
Jo Berry, Events Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said it was amazing to see so many people supporting Bluebell Wood, wearing amazingly neon outfits for the cause. The family event, which also attracted dogs participating, also provided entertainment for children, including large outdoors games, and neon face painting by the Heart Angels.
“We provide specialist care and support for more than 200 children and their families a year, both in our hospice and in the community. We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from all the families who came to our Night of Neon,” said Jo.
“It costs more than £3m a year to keep our doors open and we receive less than 10% government funding. Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank all of our walkers for their fabulous support.”
For more information about Bluebell Wood or to sign up to an event, visit www.bluebellwood.org