We've just finished our virtual challenge with the amazing team at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Through the 30 miles in 30 days challenge we've raised money, shared stories, got active and of course had lot’s of fun. We will be back in 2019 for another challenge with the Bluebell Woods team :)
When we return in 2019 you can enter the 30 miles in 30 days challenge for FREE and simply support your local children’s hospice by raising sponsorship.
You can also add a specially designed medal to your entry for £10, a challenge t-shirt for £20 or both for £25, with 20% of the revenue going straight to Bluebell Wood.
After the challenge is over, we’ll post a certificate, medal or t-shirt out to you, or you can collect it from your local collection point with no postage cost.
Dont forget to tell your friends, family and workmates :)
30 miles in 30 days!
30 miles; that’s the average distance that a Bluebell Wood parent or carer walks in a week, whether they are walking round the hospice gardens, checking on their child during the night, or heading to their next hospital appointment.
This October we’re asking you to put yourself in their shoes by running, walking or jogging 30 miles in 30 days.
You can choose to complete the challenge however you’d like; whether you want to take on a mile a day or 30 miles in a day! You’ll be able to log your progress online, share your best days, and connect with your fellow team mates, all while supporting local children and families.
Event runs October the 1st-31st 2019 and we will let you know when we're open for entries! #30mileshundredsofsmiles
The 30 miles in 30 days challenge is a great opportunity to support Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Bluebell Wood cares for children and young adults whose lives are just too short, both in their own homes, and at their hospice in North Anston.
The hospice is a home from home for families facing the toughest of times; with a comfy lounge and beautiful gardens. The team are always cooking up mouth-watering meals and tasty treats in the kitchen for families, and there’s also plenty of fun activities for children to try, including soft play, arts and crafts, music therapy and much more.
By entering our virtual challenge and choosing to fundraise for Bluebell Wood, you can help local families make magical memories with their child, whether they have days, weeks, or more together.
When Daniel was born in November 2016, he didn’t arrive the way his family was expecting. Mum and dad, Jodie and Warren, tell the story of their little ‘Braveheart’.
Warren said, “We visited the hospital for a planned induction, but as soon as Jodie’s waters broke, we knew something was wrong. The doctors struggled to find Daniel’s heartbeat, so Jodie had to have an emergency c-section.
“After Daniel was delivered, it took 25 minutes for him to start breathing. The doctors told us that because he had been without oxygen for so long, he would have serious brain damage. At first we were told Daniel would only live a few hours, and that we shouldn’t plan for anything.”
Jodie added, “We felt helpless; every day we were just waiting for him to pass away, and so were the doctors. That’s when we were told that Bluebell Wood could help with end of life care. We came to look round while Daniel was in hospital and we knew if he was going to pass away, we wanted it to be at Bluebell Wood.”
On the 14thNovember, Warren and Jodie made the difficult decision to take Daniel off his ventilator and see if he could breathe on his own.
“We said our goodbyes to him, and held him in our arms while the doctors removed the ventilation tube. Then we waited…and waited…and suddenly he started breathing by himself. Over the next few weeks Daniel faced further battles, but eventually - just after Christmas – we were able to take him home for good.
Daniel and his family now visit Bluebell Wood for short breaks, where Daniel enjoys playing on our Magic Carpet and having lots of fun with our Care Team.
Jodie said, “For us to come to Bluebell Wood to have fun rather than end of life care is amazing for us. When we’re at home it’s all about medicines and appointments. Coming to Bluebell Wood means we can just be a family and not worry about those things. We feel really comfortable here; you can come and just be yourself.”
Warren added, “We still have a lot of ups and downs but we try to take things day by day. When Daniel was born we were told he would only live for a matter of hours, so it’s amazing we can plan a visit to the hospice even a week in advance.
“Donating just £1 to Bluebell Wood would make such a difference to our family. Bluebell Wood has helped us make so many wonderful memories, and do things with Daniel that we never thought we could.”
What happens at Bluebell Wood?
When you sign up to the event we will prompt you to create a fundraising page, we find this is really effective for you sharing with your friends! However if you missed it you can set one up here :)
We appreciate technology isn't for everyone ;) so you can download a good old fashioned sponsorship form (perfect for workplace or schools)