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Building society’s van-tastic help!

Posted onPosted on 12th Jan

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has welcomed a donation of £30,283 from Mansfield Building Society’s Charitable Trust, which the charity will use to buy a new van.

The North Anston hospice has to raise £14,000 every day to keep its services running and when its old van became unusable, fundraising opportunities were thwarted by a lack of transport.

Vickie Preston, head of HR at the building society, said: “Bluebell Wood is the epitome of why the society puts so much into the charitable trust each year.

“The hospice works tirelessly all year round, year after year, providing such vital care to so many in our local community.

“I can’t begin to fathom having to experience what so many families go through, but the amazing services the hospice provides for the entire family is exceptional and, without doubt, essential.

“We wanted to provide the hospice with the funds to purchase a new van, so it can get back on its feet with a planned calendar of fundraising events and start bringing donations in ready for 2022 and many years to come.”

Jason Gossop, regional fundraiser, added: “By helping us to purchase a new van, the trust will be creating a legacy which, we anticipate, will last for the next 15 years.

“As well as transporting our fundraising equipment, the van will also be used to deliver vital PPE equipment to keep our care team staff safe and able to do the amazing work they do every day.”