GS has raised over £500 for South Yorkshire-based charity Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, through its GlassFest event which took place in summer.
Staff from FGS met with fundraisers from Bluebell Wood to handover the donation, which the team raised through the festival-themed event for staff, family and friends. The event included entertainment from local bands and DJs, plus there was a special appearance from 16 year old singer songwriter Alfie Sheard. Family friendly fundraising activities were also organised which included face painting, funfair stalls and a wet sponge throw.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is a home from home for families who are going through the toughest of times. Matt Sheridan, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, says: “The hospice relies on the generous donations we receive from members of the public and our corporate supporters. We receive less than 10% of our funding from the government and we need over £4 million to keep our doors open for families each year. We are so grateful to FGS for their incredible fundraising; their support means so much to families and means they can create treasured memories together, whether they have days, weeks, or more together.”
Says Hannah Taylor, who is part of FGS’s charity committee: “Bluebell Wood is such an important charity in the local area and one which we will continue to support with fundraising efforts. The event was an opportunity to bring our company’s own families and friends together and show our support. We were delighted that we sold approximately 120 tickets and hope that this will now become an annual FGS fundraising event.”
To find out more about Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and how you can make a difference for children whose lives are just too short, please visit www.bluebellwood.org
Header image shows FGS charity committee representatives Hannah Taylor and Joanne Limb with Matt Sheridan, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood