A long-time supporter of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has been the first person to receive the charity’s Special Recognition Award, which is presented to people who go above and beyond for the hospice. 

Ashley Kelley, Managing Director at Bank Park, accepted the award at Bluebell Wood’s annual corporate breakfast on Thursday 24th January at The Holiday Inn, Rotherham.

Bank Park offer ethical car parking management solutions across South Yorkshire and beyond and currently manage over 60 car parks while raising much needed funds for local charities. The company has supported Bluebell Wood since 2012, and in that time has raised over £100,000 through their Park and Give scheme, as well as another £30,000 raised through clothing banks for the children’s hospice.

Rachael Dawes, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Bluebell Wood said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Ashley and the team at Bank Park for the last seven years. We are so impressed by the amount that Bank Park – and the generous drivers using their car parks – have helped to raise for local families. Their support means our care team can be there for families, and help them make special memories.

“Ashley in particular has offered the hospice exceptional support over the years, and we believe he is incredibly deserving of our very first Special Recognition Award, which is given to those who continually go over and above, and act as ambassadors for the hospice.”

Ashley said: “I was taken completely by surprise when I received this wonderful award. I am so very proud to accept this on behalf of all the team at Bank Park who do an amazing job and all of our car parking patrons without whom we wouldn’t be able to make a difference. It’s a fact that 100% of our customers give to Bluebell Wood and other charities every time they choose to park in one of our car parks. I’m so grateful to Bluebell Wood for acknowledging our support and contributions over the last 6 years. We have a great relationship and we are honoured to be associated with such an inspirational charity.”

Bank Park have car parks across the UK. To find your nearest car park, please visit www.bankpark.co.uk.