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Bluebell Wood gear up for Owls in the Park

29 June 2015


A leading Sheffield children’s charity is getting ready for Wednesday’s annual community day, Owls in the Park which takes place in just under a month’s time.
 
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, who are the club’s community programme’s official charity partner, will be hosting various fun games and activities at the club’s event to raise much needed funds for the organisation.
 
The charity will be holding a stall and a brand new charity game ‘The Fish Bowl Challenge’ to help raise money on the day. The charity’s mascot, Fern the Squirrel, will make an appearance on the day and charity volunteers will also be doing bucket collections throughout the event.
 
As well as hosting activities, 15-year-old Ollie, who has been supported at Bluebell Wood since 2009 and is a Sheffield Wednesday Season Ticket Holder, will be presented with £500 from the charity at the event.
 
Ollie’s Mum Helen said: “Being a massive fan who eats, sleeps, dreams Sheffield Wednesday, Ollie is honoured to receive the cheque on behalf of Bluebell Wood at Owls in the Park.
 
“The hospice has supported Ollie an incredible amount and he enjoys his time at Bluebell Wood. The money raised will help children just like Ollie and we’re so grateful for this.”
 
Gail Parkin, Community Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re so grateful to Sheffield Wednesday for their ongoing support for Bluebell Wood and we can’t thank them enough for their kind donation.”
 
Bluebell Wood cares for more than 200 local children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice in North Anston. Whether their life journey together is days, weeks, months or years, Bluebell Wood are there to support the whole family during the hardest times they will ever have to face.
 
Gail added: “The club is so generous and supportive. We are looking forward to this year’s Owls in the Park”
 
To find out how you could help Bluebell Wood be there for every family that needs them, visit www.bluebellwood.org


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