Community book initiative launched for hospice

Posted by: Clare Cotton

Thu 2nd November 2023

A new community book pledge initiative has been launched to raise money for a multitude of items for a hospice.

Clare Cotton, who lives in Somercotes and used to run Moo Music Sessions in Alfreton, has set up the fundraising campaign.

Clare said: “I’m running a Community Book Pledge to raise money to buy Usborne books, games and jigsaws for the Children at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

I am asking local businesses and the general public to donate as much money as possible for this amazing cause.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which is situated in Sheffield, provides care and support for children with shortened lives and their families.

Clare continued: “Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice provides amazing support, and I have chosen to support the hospice as one of the mummies, who lives in Alfreton that attends Moo Music, uses their services.

Here’s what Ivy’s mum says about the support her and her family received from Bluebell Wood:

“Bluebell Wood Hospice has been a true lifeline for me and my family.

My daughter, Ivy, has severe complex disabilities and staying at Bluebell for a few nights throughout the year provides us with some respite that we simply can’t get anywhere else.

The staff are amazing, so friendly and we’re always sad to leave. Ivy’s little brother, Arthur, is a little small to enjoy the amazing sibling support but he loves exploring all that Bluebell has to offer in a safe environment.”

Anyone wishing to donate to this cause can do so by going to

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