Since joining WCEC just over a month ago, one (of the many) thing’s I’ve been really impressed with is the charity support the business promotes. A large proportion of our 100+ strong staff team enjoy exercise/ sporting pursuits, this includes; football, running, golf and cycling – and there are numerous groups/ teams who do this together.
Last year the company raised over £4500 for our charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice. A lot of this was achieved by linking our sporting interests to charity fund raising. We have a number of annual events such as the recent Dronfield 10k run which a large number of staff took part in.
On the 12th April one of our Partners James Kemp and Associate Andy Dabbs are following their beloved football team, Sheffield United, down to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-final match with Hull City. But they are riding the 185 mile journey on their bikes! You can sponsor their efforts by clicking here
The Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice charity was established 1998 to offer care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in peoples own homes and at their hospice in North Anston which was purpose built in 2008. I’m sure this is a difficult subject for some people to consider, especially for those with children like myself. But this charity is doing some amazing work and I’m sure they can always benefit and provide more if they can continue raising much needed funds through generous donations.
They provide a range of care and support services to young people within specialist facilities which can cater for a wide range of needs, but importantly; they do this is an environment that feels safe, homely and unlike a hospital. Their objective is to give these young people some love and laughter; ‘enjoyment’ in a life which is otherwise challenging for some reason, or at such a critical time near the end of their short lives. There are perhaps few happy endings here, but the work of this charity is so, so important in providing the best possible care for both young people and their families. Perhaps most importantly Bluebell Wood can provide the best possible and most comfortable ending, which can include some lasting and happy memories for their families. That’s pretty special.
I already donate to a select number of charities such as Asthma Research (following my Mum’s death) and the RNLI for their great work in saving lives in our domestic sea waters, but Bluebell Wood have a new supporter in me, as well as through our company fundraising. I’ve recently found out that they are running a skydive later this year…watch this space!