Children’s hospice in Rotherham awarded £10,000 donation

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Staff at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Rotherham are celebrating after being awarded £10,000.

Yorkshire Building Society awarded the cash as part of a £150,000 giveaway to leave a lasting legacy in local communities.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, based in North Anston, was one of 15 chosen by members of the public to receive a donation.

More than 600 charities applied to the Society’s Lasting Legacy Fund.

The money will be used at the hospice to create an area in the garden to provide a peaceful haven for families.

The area, which will contain water features, will be wheelchair accessible.

Helen Mower, head of fundraising for the hospice, said: “We are thrilled that our project has been chosen to be funded as part of the Yorkshire Building Society Lasting Legacy Fund. We can’t wait to get started and make a real difference to our community.”

Carol Johnson, Manager of the Sheffield branch of the Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to commemorate our milestone anniversary by helping charities make a positive difference in their communities.

“We are delighted to be able to support the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice project.”