Charlie and Sam on Fun-draising trail for Bluebell Wood

Worksop brothers Charlie and Sam Shepherd will be helping families in the town facing the toughest of times because they’ve just joined Bluebell Wood’s brand new Fun-draising Club for under-16s.

By raising money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Charlie (13) and Sam (11) will be helping to make a difference to children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions in Worksop and North Nottinghamshire.

The Bluebell Wood Fun-draising Club helps young people with ideas for raising money, by giving them tips, support and backing them all the way, whatever they choose to do.

Sam, who has just finished Year 6 at Holy Family Catholic Primary School, has already raised over £60 by running a stall at the school’s summer picnic at its annual sports day. Older brother Charlie, who can often be seen helping their mum Melanie Rose, a community fundraiser for the children’s hospice, at Bluebell Wood events including the Worksop Half Marathon, is also set to get his own fundraising ideas underway. 

Every penny raised by the boys will help Bluebell Wood families make special memories together, from arts and crafts and music making to meeting unusual animals and special movie nights.

Melanie said: “I know first-hand the huge difference that every penny can make, so I’m really proud of the boys for choosing to join the Fun-draising Club and do their bit for a cause close to the hearts of many families in and around Worksop.”

Sally Baker, Community Fundraising Manager, Bluebell Wood said: “We’d like to give a big welcome to Charlie and Sam. We’re sure, with all the fundraising know-how that runs in the family, they’ll be brilliant members of our Fun-draising Club and we’re really looking forward to having them on board. Our Club is a great way to have fun, make new friends and raise valuable funds for Bluebell Wood.”

Once new members have made their first donation, Bluebell Wood sends each person a special fundraising pack with their own Fun-draising Club t-shirt.

Parents with children interested in getting involved in Bluebell Wood Fun-draising can email Sally Baker on for more details.

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