Company builds Christmas cottage for Bluebell Wood children

By Gareth Dennison | 28/12/2017

Company builds Christmas cottage for Bluebell Wood children
Fortem staff with the cottage in Bluebell Wood’s playroom

A REPAIR and maintenance firm built a bespoke Christmas cottage for children at Bluebell Wood.

Staff at Fortem, based at Bradmarsh Business Park, made the toy — complete with miniature door and windows and a secret door on one side.

Employee Matt Cooke, who last year built a snowman with his two daughters, decided to go one better this time and enlisted the help of colleagues.

Fortem service controller Julie Poad said: “Bluebell Wood is an inspirational place to be involved with.

“Every time I visit, I am overwhelmed at the fantastic job they do helping families facing the toughest of times.

“They support the whole family including siblings and provide invaluable support after a child has passed away.

“They also do tremendous respite work both at the hospice and out in the community.”

Bluebell Wood corporate volunteer coordinator Sandra Hind said: “Fortem is already a fantastic supporter of Bluebell Wood but the team has really gone to town this year. We are delighted with the cottage.

“Special thanks must go to Matt Cooke, Alan Stretton, Clarke Burgin, Gary Benton, Julie Poad, Marie Woodhouse, Chris Hetherington, Lee Richardson and Travis Perkins for donating materials and to R&C Glass for donating the perspex windows for the cottage.”

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