Help light up the life of a family like William’s this Christmas by making a donation to Bluebell Wood in memory of someone you love, or dedicate your donation to a family at the hospice.

Your donation will help us reach families who need us during the festive season.

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We know what a special time Christmas can be for families, including those we care for at Bluebell Wood. Every year on Christmas Eve William’s family snuggle up together and read ‘The Night Before Christmas’. In 2017 - when William was five - he had a stroke, and after spending five months in hospital their home wasn’t quite ready for him. We gave them the chance to come to the hospice, where they got to enjoy some time together and celebrate Christmas as a family.

Michelle said, “William is our ‘miracle boy’. He was born prematurely - at just 27 weeks - and since then we’ve nearly lost him so many times, but Bluebell Wood helps us focus on the now. It’s the only break we get as parents, and we know he loves it here.

“It was William’s epilepsy nurse who suggested Bluebell Wood. I’d never been to a hospice and at first I thought it was where you took your child when you’d given up on them, but I was wrong. It’s such a relaxing place, and everyone is so understanding.

“Staying there at Christmas, after everything William had been through, meant so much to us too. It gave us chance to have a proper night’s sleep in a comfy bed. One of the nurses also worked with William in the soft play room to get him crawling for the first time since his stroke. He had to learn everything again and just start over. Bluebell Wood really is our saving grace.”

Every year you help us support over 300 families. From giving young adults the chance to ice-skate in their wheelchair to sharing a cup of cocoa with a mum who needs to talk, our Care Team help families create magical Christmas moments that they can treasure forever.

For some of the families we support it may be the last Christmas they’ll spend together. For some of us, it’s also a time to remember the loved ones that we’ve lost. Making a donation in memory of someone you love - or dedicating your donation to a family at the hospice - will help us families create memories that they can treasure all year round.

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