About us Our story Our story 10 years of magical memories… The dream of Bluebell Wood began in 1998, with the vision to help families in this area who wanted an alternative to hospital care. Fundraising started when 11-year-old Richard and his mum wanted him to pass away at home. In 2004, your support made our £4.5 million dream come true and we began to build the hospice. On the 19th September 2008, we opened the doors to the first families who needed us. Since then, you’ve helped us support hundreds of children from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. We’ve helped tired mums and dads get some much needed me-time; looked after brothers and sisters who are feeling angry, lonely or confused; and been there for families during the last moments of their child’s life. Without you, our support over the last ten years just wouldn’t have been possible: your donations have paid for every day trip, and funded every session of sensory play. But our life-changing care doesn’t stop now. Over the next ten years we want to reach even more families, and show them all the fantastic things we can offer. Would you like to meet the Care Team that supports local families?