About us Our news Daring Claire to conquer final element in children’s hospice Abseil A fearless Sheffield mum will be tackling the elements this May, when she takes on an abseil for Bluebell Wood, as part of her challenge to conquer all four elements in memory of her son. Claire Malcolmson from Sheffield, hopes to conquer all four elements in her fundraising; fire, water, air and earth. So far, she has raised over £3,240 by swimming 50 lengths, walking across hot coals reaching 1,200 Fahrenheit, and flying through the air at 130mph in the charity’s Wing Walk. On Saturday 4th May, Claire aims to take on her final element – earth - when she descends the 160ft down the iconic Owen Building in Sheffield. Daring Claire starting fundraising for Bluebell Wood in 2016, in memory of her son Joe who passed away at Bluebell Wood in 2015. Joe had an undiagnosed neurological condition, which meant he was blind, never slept well, and needed medication every three hours. Claire said: “I call my son the amazing Mr Joe. He was a beautiful brave little boy, and he was and always will be my whole world. We enjoyed some precious times at Bluebell Wood and I want to do whatever I can to honour his memory and give something back to a charity that’s always there for families in their hour of need. “I decided to do my first challenge – my sponsored swim – in 2016, but sadly my beautiful Joe passed away before I did it. Since then I have done a Firewalk and a Wing Walk, and now I just have one element left - earth. “As a dialysis patient, these challenges aren’t easy, but I’m determined to complete my elemental challenge with the Bluebell Wood abseil. The most amazing part is that Joe would have been 12 years old on Saturday 4th May, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate his amazing little life than by raising money in his memory.” If you would like to donate to Claire’s fundraising challenge, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gorgeousmrjoe. If you feel like joining Claire and taking on Bluebell Wood’s Abseil Challenge, you can book your place for just £25 (plus a commitment to raise £75 in sponsorship) or pay £99 with no minimum fundraising pledge. Click here to sign up or call Helen Mower, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood, on 01909 517 365.