Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in Sheffield, offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston. Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. We give families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun, and we help support the whole family. Our charity was established in 1998 to help the families of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and Lincolnshire who need care and support outside a hospital environment. After a lot of fundraising, and working with families in the community, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice proudly opened its doors on 19th September 2008.
JOEL is a combination of Noel and James, Emma and Matthew Pearson’s twin boys who were born sleeping in 2011. They founded JOEL in 2012, with friend Lisa Bramley, after they discovered a lack of support throughout their first rainbow pregnancy - the term referred to as a baby born after a loss.
The initial focus of the JOEL team was to raise funds for a local Sands group (Stillbirth & neonatal death charity) and Bassetlaw Hospital, as a thank you for all the wonderful support received.
Since our Charity began, over 24 years ago, we have undertaken more than 18,900 life-threatening missions, delivering specialist medical attention to the people of Lincs & Notts in their greatest hour of need. Traveling at speeds of up to 200mph, our skilled team of pilots, doctors and paramedics effectively bring the equivalent of an A&E department to the scene of an incident and can transport a patient to a specialist unit or major hospital in a fraction of the time taken by road ambulance.