CarShop Doncaster Raise Funds for Local Children?s Hospice, Bluebell Wood

CarShop Doncaster Raise Funds for Local Children?s Hospice, Bluebell Wood

From left to right: Daniel Machin (CarShop), Helen Mower (Bluebell Wood) and Jonathan Easton (CarShop)

CarShop Doncaster recently raised almost £600 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice through several initiatives including a Charity Jumper Day and prize raffle.

South Yorkshire’s largest used car retailer has a long-standing relationship with the hospice, and is really behind the exception support the hospice provides.

Bluebell Wood, based in North Anston, has a highly specialised care team, offering care and support to children with complex medical needs and a shortened life expectancy.

CarShop Doncaster is said to be “extremely pleased” with the amount raised, and is  thrilled that the proceeds are going to such a vital cause.  Darren Cook, CarShop Doncaster Operations Manager, commented: “As a large employer in the area there are a number of colleagues who have, in some way, been impacted by the tremendous work Bluebell Wood do. The whole team at CarShop is behind the charity and we’re always looking for ways in which we can support them. I’m really pleased with the efforts of my team, and I know it will make a difference.”

Helen Mower, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We provide specialist care and support for more than 200 children and their families, both in our hospice and in the community. We’re extremely lucky to have so much support from people like Car Shop, Doncaster who raise not only vital income, but also awareness of the work of our hospice, which is filled with love and laughter.

It costs £4m a year to keep our doors open and we receive less than 10% government funding. Every penny raised makes a huge positive difference and I’d like to thank Car Shop, Doncaster for this fabulous support.”

 

For more information about Bluebell Wood or to sign up to an event, visit www.bluebellwood.org; for more information about CarShop please visit www.carshop.co.uk

  • On: 29 January 2016
  • By: CarShop

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