Kirkby Rotary Club make a difference to terminally ill children
MEMBERS of Kirkby Rotary Club have helped to make a ‘massive difference’ to the lives of terminally ill children.
The club has donated £6,032 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield which was raised by the club’s Santa’s Grotto at the Reuben Shaw Garden Centre at Newthorpe.
Volunteers from the hospice helped Rotarians to staff the grotto before Christmas.
The donation also included £3,000 from Ascendant Recruitment.
The cheque was presented to Bluebell Wood’s fundraiser Emma Vizor by Rotary president Mike Lee and Rotarian John Peacock, who organised the grotto.
Emma said that the donation would make a ‘massive difference” to the hospice’s work.
She added: “For instance £750 will fund 24 hours of complete care.”
In her presentation, she described how Bluebell Wood provides support to families who have a child with a shortened life expectancy and is not expected to live into adulthood.
The hospice, which helps families in North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire, raised funds for 10 years before opening and celebrates its fifth birthday in September.
Rtn John Peacock said that being able to support such a wonderful cause as the hospice made the members proud to be Rotarians.
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