Worksop College pupils will be helping other children enjoy some special experiences after raising £5,870 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Year 7 and 8 students from Portland House at the College have spent the last year fundraising for the charity that supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions in Worksop and North Nottinghamshire.
Bluebell Wood will use the money, raised through cake sales, an auction and raffles, for its care team to take children on day trips.
Reynald Guillaud, Housemaster, Portland House, said: “We’ve been so impressed by our students’ dedication. They have worked hard all year coming up with ideas and taking part in events. It has been important to them to help children less fortunate than themselves. We’re really pleased with the amount raised so far and delighted it will be used to help Bluebell Wood children have some great experiences.”
Melanie Rose, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood: “Thank you to everyone at Portland House for reaching this amazing total. One of the most important things we do is help our children and young adults to create special memories and this money will help us do just that.
“At Bluebell Wood we’re currently supporting around 250 families, both in our hospice and in family homes. It costs more than £4 million to keep our doors open for families in North Nottinghamshire and beyond and we have to raise most of this through fundraising, so every penny really does count.”
For ideas to help Bluebell Wood support families facing the toughest of times please visit www.bluebellwood.org.