Dinner - Speaker - Russell Hall from Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Tue 12th May 2015 at 19.00 - 00.00

Talk by a Russell Hall from the hospice

Agenda for Meeting click here

Press Report by Ron Walker:-

At the meeting chaired by President Roger Pursey, the guest speaker was Russell Hall, Derbyshire & North Notts fund-raising manager at the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.  The hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, respite care for families, day care, and play and music therapy.  There are groups for  young adults, parents and grandparents and sibling support,. as well as counselling and befriending services.  Among the facilities are a social area, a hydrotherapy pool, a cinema room, and an art and craft area.  The speaker said that less than ten percent of the £3 million per annum costs was met by the government,  the hospice otherwise relying entirely on charity donations.  He also thanked the club for its support, which totalled £9,500 over the past three years.  Rotarian Jackie Hopgood gave the vote of thanks.