The season of giving is nigh...

And once again, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice prepares to be amazed by the generosity of supporters wanting to send festive gifts to its children and families.

The hospice needs to make sure Christmas presents can benefit as many children as possible, so its team sends an online letter to Santa.

Each gift on Bluebell Wood’s Christmas wishlist is carefully chosen to ensure they are safe and appropriate for the children and young adults in its care. The hospice hopes that having the list online provides supporters with stress-free ways of choosing and sending the perfect present.

Games, toys and books which can be enjoyed by hospice children and young adults make the list. So too do gifts that can be shared and enjoyed by their brothers and sisters for many months to come.

Arts and crafts items which can be used in hospice play sessions throughout the year feature, too.

The giftlist has been running successfully on Amazon for the last few years and now the hospice has decided to give its supporters more choice in where they shop by also making its wishlist available via John Lewis online.

“Each Christmas, we are touched to find that we feature on the shopping lists of so many kind-hearted individuals and businesses wanting to spread the spirit of festive giving to our children and families,” said Bluebell Wood’s Emma Doughty, Head of Family Support.

“Their gifts are very gratefully received and help to make a huge difference and we are delighted to welcome John Lewis & Partners Sheffield onboard this year,” said Emma.

“We realise people want to make choices about where and how they shop. John Lewis & Partners Sheffield is a much-loved South Yorkshire institution and we hope this is the beginning of a long and happy relationship with the retailer.”

Supporters can go to