Rotherham's Bluebell Wood hospice boosted by law firm’s Howells Solicitors donation

By Admin | 01/03/2018

Rotherham's Bluebell Wood hospice boosted by law firm’s Howells Solicitors donation
Sharon Lockwood of Howells with Russ Hall of Bluebell Wood

BLUEBELL Wood parents and carers will be enjoying more respite breaks, thanks to a law firm’s donation.

Howells Solicitors, which has offices in Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley, has given the children’s hospice more than £3,000.

The money will be used to fund the care team to look after children in their own homes — allowing parents and carers to have short breaks.

Sharon Lockwood, a partner at the firm, said: “We quickly noticed through our fundraising efforts out and about just how well Bluebell Wood is loved by the local community, and rightly so.

“Howells is proud and privileged to support Bluebell Wood and it's our pleasure to be able to contribute to the support of respite short breaks.”

Rachael Dawes, corporate fundraising manager at the hospice, said: “Our care team is currently increasing the number of respite short breaks in family homes, as well as respite stays at the hospice.

“It allows us to give our families the support they need in the way they want it. We are incredibly grateful to Howells for all their support over the last three years, and for this wonderful donation.

“It is making a huge difference to our families, helping them to create special memories, whether they have days, months or years left together.”

The firm is a member of the charity’s 365 Business Club and will have 60 staff, family and friends taking park in the Colour Dash on April 28.

Mrs Lockwood said: “There is a misconception that hospices are sad and gloomy places but Bluebell Wood is nothing like that.

“It is a wonderful place with a positive atmosphere, centred around providing support and building happy memories.”

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