Clumber Consultancy reveals charity of the year

Hannah Goulding – regional fundraiser Bluebell Wood Hospice, Darren Toms – MD Clumber, Chrissy Garland – administrator Clumber

Clumber Consultancy, the specialist Pensions and ERA Service provider for the UK insolvency market, has chosen Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as its charity of the year.

The Nottinghamshire firm is supporting the Hospice over the next 12 months through a series of fundraising initiatives to help the vital work the Sheffield-based facility carries out on behalf of both children and their families.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice supports around 300 children and families each year who are living with life threatening and life shortening conditions throughout the South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, Chesterfield, North Derbyshire and North Lincolnshire regions.

It offers support in the form of respite breaks in its hospice, as well as providing support and care in the homes of our families through its Community Team. It also provides holistic therapies such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and music therapy sessions in the hospice.

As well as looking after the poorly child it also looks after the whole family by providing counselling, bereavement support, sibling support and wider family support. The team run regular sessions in and out of the hospice for families offering fun activities such as bowling, crazy golf, cooking lessons and most recently ice skating.

Hannah Goulding, regional fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Hospice said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the support we are receiving from Darren and his team at Clumber Consultancy. We cannot support these families without the donations we receive. It costs around £5 million each year for us to run, and we only receive around 20% funding from the UK government so we rely on the donations from individuals, business and community organisations to be here.”

Darren Toms, managing director of Clumber Consultancy added: “This is our first year since the pandemic of having a charity of the year to support and I cannot think of a better cause. Our team nominated several charities to support and this is the one they decided needed our help the most.

“We were actually invited up to visit the hospice which was a very emotional experience but emphasised what a great job the hospice do and got us all counting our blessings and reflecting on what we can do to help this incredible team and their wonderful families.

“We can’t wait to raise money for this very worthy cause and to help with some volunteering at the hospice.”

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