A former history teacher never forgot the thank you letter a teenager at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice sent to his pupils.

Netherthorpe School in Staveley had raised enough money to provide the hospice with specialist equipment which allows children to be able to spend time in their own homes.

“We received a beautiful letter from a girl who had been helped by the equipment, explaining what it meant for her to be able to spend time at home,” said Peter Bamford, who worked at the school for 25 years. “I decided I would like to do more in the future to help the hospice.”

That time came last year. After retiring as assistant head, he found more time for golfing. And in his year as Men’s Captain at Tapton Park Club in Chesterfield, he raised £3,660 for.Bluebell Wood as one of his charities for the year.

Peter, 61, of  Bents Green, Sheffield, also raised funds towards a sensory garden for the Rowan School in Sheffield, which supports children with complex communication difficulties.

He also teamed up with the ladies’ captain and senior captain to provide a specially adapted buggy for the Handigolf Foundation for wheelchair golfers.

For more ideas to help the 300 children and young adults at Bluebell Wood whose lives are just too short, please visit www.bluebellwood.org