Sheffield Mutual support Bluebell Wood

Sheffield Mutual is one of many companies to sponsor our activities and services. Sheffield Mutual sponsors our minibus for £3,000 a year; covering the costs of maintenance and running the vehicle.

This means that our children and young people can go on trips out in the community, so this sponsorship helps us to organise even more special experiences that lead to lasting memories.

In the last year, children and young adults at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice have been able to go to many places because of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice minibus availability, the running costs of which are donated by Sheffield Mutual.

Children and young people go on trips around three times a week in the minibus. In the last few months alone, this has included a variety of destinations including Cleethorpes, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Meadowhall, bowling, birthday parties in the community, bowling and to Graves Park.

Gail Smedley, Young Adult Co-ordinator at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “The minibus is fantastic as it gives us the opportunity to take our children and young adults out on fun, exciting trips of their choice. They all love the adventures we can go on because we have it here; creating wonderful, lasting memories.

“We are very thankful for the support we get from Sheffield Mutual to be able to run our minibus. It costs more than £3m a year to keep our services running and we depend on community support to raise this, so every penny counts and makes a huge difference.”