A Dronfield man’s legacy is helping to make a difference for families across the region. 

Frank Cammidge, who passed away in September at 93, has left £2,967 to Bluebell Wood in his Will

The former quantity surveyor lived with his partner Mary before she passed away.

Mary’s daughter Vicky Cutts said: “My mother was married to my dad for 23 years until he died, and she met Frank a year later. Although she and Frank never got married, they became inseparable and travelled all over the world on holidays together, to Canada, Florida and across Europe. They bought a campervan and visited most of England too. They were great companions. 

“Frank never had any children. He had lots of different jobs, and worked for a long time in construction, starting as a clerk and eventually becoming a quantity surveyor. 

“It’s lovely to think his gift will help local families in their time of need.” 

Julie Booth, Trust and Legacy Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are so grateful to Frank for remembering Bluebell Wood in his Will. Gifts like these make a real difference to children and young adults whose lives are just too short, helping them make special memories with their families. 

“When you think that a sum like £40 could pay for an hour's play session with lots of paint and fairy foam, or £20 could cover the cost of a dip in our spa pool, you can see how gifts like the one from Frank really can help children and young adults supported by Bluebell Wood. 

“Making a Will is one of the most important things any of us ever do. It makes sure that our money and possessions go to who we want, and can save a lot of stress and time for our loved ones in the future. 

“Anyone who is thinking of making or updating a Will should look out for our Make a Will Month next February. Each year local solicitors write Wills, free of charge, in return for a donation to Bluebell Wood.” 

To find out more about leaving a donation to Bluebell Wood in your Will please visit www.bluebellwood.org/gifts-in-wills or telephone Julie Booth on 01909 508119.