Sheffield children's hospice Bluebell Wood gets boost from Burrows motor company

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield has saved thousands of pounds and covered almost 10,000 miles supporting families thanks to a generous local motor company.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 9:35 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 9:35 am
From left, Rachael Dawes, corporate fundraising manager at Bluebell Wood and colleague Matt Sheridan with Adam Hughes and Sam Ferguson from Burrows Motor Company, Barnsley, who have loaned a car to the Sheffield children's hospice charity
From left, Rachael Dawes, corporate fundraising manager at Bluebell Wood and colleague Matt Sheridan with Adam Hughes and Sam Ferguson from Burrows Motor Company, Barnsley, who have loaned a car to the Sheffield children's hospice charity

Since April, Bluebell Wood staff have been proudly driving in a new Toyota C-HR, courtesy of Burrows Fleet and Business Centre in Barugh Green, Barnsley.

The centre is part of the family-owned Burrows Motor Company which also operates local new and used car dealerships.

The car, complete with Bluebell Wood’s trademark purple logo, has been used on an almost daily basis by staff at the hospice.

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From fundraising events to visiting families in their homes, the Burrows car has become an invaluable part of the Bluebell team.

A Burrows spokesperson said: “For another year we’re delighted to continue the strong relationship and support to a well-loved and valued local charity by loaning a car for another year.

“With the dedication and support from Bluebell Wood they have made a difference to local families and we are delighted to know that we have supported them along the way.”

As well as flying the flag for Bluebell Wood, the car has been used to visit medical conferences and go to supporter events and was even stuffed full of balloons for a fundraising challenge.

Corporate fundraising manager Rachael Dawes said: “To lease a similar car would have cost us around £4,000 so because of Burrows’ generosity we’re able to direct more vital funds towards helping local families when they need it the most.”