Festive appeal for Sheffield hospice

Staff at a Sheffield children’s hospice are appealing to kind-hearted residents to donate festive gifts to its children and families.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 9:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 4:03 pm
Hospice child Leighton Gee, elfing around at the last Bluebell Wood Hospice children’s party

Bluebell Wood Hospice in North Anston needs to make sure Christmas presents can benefit as many children as possible, so its team sends an online letter to Santa.

The giftlist has been running successfully on Amazon for the last few years and now the hospice has decided to give its supporters more choice in where they shop by also making its wishlist available via John Lewis online.

Bluebell Wood’s Emma Doughty, head of family support, said: “Each Christmas, we are touched to find that we feature on the shopping lists of so many kind-hearted individuals and businesses wanting to spread the spirit of festive giving to our children and families.

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“Their gifts are very gratefully received and help to make a huge difference and we are delighted to welcome John Lewis & Partners Sheffield onboard this year.

“We realise people want to make choices about where and how they shop. John Lewis & Partners Sheffield is a much-loved South Yorkshire institution and we hope this is the beginning of a long and happy relationship with the retailer.”

Each gift on Bluebell Wood’s Christmas wishlist is carefully chosen to ensure they are safe and appropriate for the children and young adults in its care. The hospice hopes that having the list online provides supporters with stress-free ways of choosing and sending the perfect present.