Bluebell Wood

About Bluebell Wood

At Bluebell Wood, we care for children with a range of complex medical conditions; all of which are life-threatening or life-shortening. We support children and families from across South Yorkshire, North East Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

We support children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, and offer this support both in their own homes and at our Hospice in North Anston. We believe that every family deserves to make magical memories with their child, whether they have years, months, weeks or only days together.

Bluebell Wood is a ‘home from home’ for families facing the very toughest of times. For those who stay, the children have their own beautiful, comfortable and accessible bedroom. If their family is staying too, then parents have their own room nearby. Every day, we need to raise to keep our doors open, and only around 15% of our funding is from the government. Everything else comes from our amazing supporters.


Making Magical Memories

The dream of Bluebell Wood began in 1998, with a vision to help families in this area who wanted an alternative to hospital care. Fundraising started after 11-year-old Richard and his mum wanted him to spend his final days in his own home.

In 2004, after six years of incredible community support, our £4.5 million dream came true and we began to build the hospice. On 19th September 2008, we opened our doors to the
first families who needed us.

Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of children and their families enjoy a life of love and laughter; whether they have had years, months, weeks or days together.

We’ve helped tired mums and dads get some much needed me-time; looked after brothers and sisters who are feeling angry, lonely or confused; and been there for families
during the last moments of their child’s life.

Without our supporters the last ten years just wouldn’t have been possible: donations have paid for every day trip, funded every session of sensory play, and made sure we can be
there through every night of end of life care.

But our life-changing care doesn’t stop now. Over the next ten years we want to reach even more families, and show them all the fantastic things we can offer.

We want to continue to shatter the myth that hospice care is a sad and scary place, and make sure every family gets the care they need, when they need it most.