Lifetime Senior Financial Planner Simon Snowball says he felt ‘honoured and privileged’ to deliver the latest cheque from our hospice referral scheme.
The recipient on this occasion was Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield – and Simon popped along on Wednesday lunchtime to hand over a cheque for £150 to Head of Fundraising Helen Mower (see picture below)
Said Simon: “I felt very honoured and privileged to be the one to go along to the hospice and hand deliver the cheque.
“The staff were absolutely lovely and they were thrilled to receive the cheque. I was treated to a tour around the fantastic facilities there and felt humbled. I have to admit I had a lump in my throat.
“My visit merely reinforced my belief – and that of Lifetime – that hospices do such a fantastic job, whether for children or adults. As a company we are only too happy to be able to put something back into our community in this way.”
There is no doubt that the Lifetime hospice referral scheme (https://www.lifetime-fm.com/lifetime-in-the-community/hospice-referral-scheme/) is going from strength to strength.
Lifetime MD Ian Dickinson said: “The foundation of our business has always been the relationships we have had with our clients. We have grown through the recommendations and referrals we receive from them.
“We continue to develop that close relationship and give our clients, wherever they live, the opportunity to make a difference to their community.
“Together, we are making our referral scheme a great way of doing that.”
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice in North Anston.
Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. They give families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun, and help support the whole family.
Nestling in six-and-a-half acres and enjoying a private access road within a regenerated site, the hospice now provides eight beautifully appointed bedrooms for children and young adults as well as accommodation for families. It has two ‘end of life’ suites and is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil gardens. There is also a music room, messy play room, sensory room, cinema room, soft play area, teenage room and jacuzzi.
It costs over £3 million every year to offer this support and they receive less than 5% statutory government funding. Without the help of their supporters they simply couldn’t help all the children that they do.
See more at: http://www.bluebellwood.org/