Winnie’s wonderful gift to Bluebell Wood

A warm-hearted woman from Ecclesfield has left a wonderful legacy to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice after gifting her £40,000 estate to the hospice in her Will. Winnie Daley was aged 91 when she passed away at Nightingale Care Home in May 2015. Before she died, she decided to leave £40,000 from her Yorkshire home to Bluebell Wood, which could pay for over 1,900 hours of specialised nursing care.

Andrew Bramhald, a Senior Carer at Winnie’s care home, said: “Winnie was a true comedian. She loved to dance, have a laugh and a joke and go on trips out and about.”

Andrew, his colleague Sonia Williams and Winnie’s nephew Tim Lowe, visited Bluebell Wood in February to present the hospice with Winnie’s gift. Andrew added: “Bluebell Wood is such an amazing place; we were really wowed when we turned onto the driveway and saw the huge building and grounds.”

Bluebell Wood cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions; and their families. Their support includes end of life care, short breaks, music therapy, counselling, sibling support, home visits and more.

Julie Booth, Trust, Legacy and In Memory Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are so grateful to Winnie for remembering Bluebell Wood in her Will.

“Our vision at Bluebell Wood is living with love and laughter. Thanks to Winnie’s wonderful gift, we can continue to create special memories for our children and families; whether they have days, weeks, months or years together.”

To discover how you can leave a gift in your Will – or to find out more about our Make A Will Month – please contact Julie Booth on 01909 508 119, email or visit

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