Kindness goes a long way as Doncaster club helps children's hospice

Families are set to enjoy revamped bedrooms when they stay over at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice thanks to a local club’s generosity.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 1:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 1:50 am
Members of the Tickhill & District Lions Club

The Tickhill and district lions club raised an impressive combined total of £16,700 which they donated to the hospice towards the redecoration of the parents’ bedrooms as well as new lifting hoists for the children’s bedrooms.

Ron Lindsay, immediate past President of Tickhill and District Lions Club, said: “Tickhill & District Lions Club have long been supporters and admirers of the excellent facility and work done by management and staff at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

“So when an opportunity arose to help renovate the family rooms at the hospice the club along with several other Lions Clubs in South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire stepped in to help.”

Between them the two clubs successfully raised £8,350 in cash donations before tapping into their international network and securing a matching grant from the Lions Club International Foundation which is based in Illinois, USA.

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Julie Booth, trust and legacy fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “The Tickhill and District Lions Club have supported us for many years and these latest generous donations will make a huge difference to the families we support.

“A big thank you to all the Lions who contributed and to all those who consistently go above and beyond to help our families make special memories in the time they have together.”

To donate to the hospice visit https://www.bluebellwood.org/Appeal/donate.