Families are set to enjoy revamped and rejuvenated bedrooms when they stay over at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice thanks to the Tickhill & District Lions.

The club’s generous donation towards the redecoration of the parents’ bedrooms at Bluebell Wood was followed swiftly by another sum for new lifting hoists for the children’s rooms.

The Lions’ efforts, which tapped into their international network, raised an impressive combined total of £16,700.

Ron Lindsay, Immediate Past President of Tickhill & District Lions Club, said: “Tickhill & District Lions Club have long been supporters and admirers of the excellent facility and work done by management and staff at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

“So when an opportunity arose to help renovate the family rooms at the hospice the club along with several other Lions Clubs in South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire stepped in to help.”

Between them they raised £8350 in cash donations, before securing a ‘Matching Grant’ from the Lions Club International Foundation which is based in Illinois, USA.

Julie Booth, Trust and Legacy Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “The Tickhill and District Lions Club have supported us for many years and these latest generous donations will make a huge difference to the families we support.

“A big thank you to all the Lions who contributed and to all those who consistently go above and beyond to help our families make special memories in the time they have together.”