It’s a little difficult to put into words what you need to be a BLU CREW member as we adapt to fit, so to say. Our foundation is based on enthusiastic fundraising with the primary aim to benefit Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and other local charities. If you have enthusiasm and share our desire to help to raise money for excellent causes, then you fit the job spec.
BLU CREW has a simple objective; to raise as much money as possible by organising entertainment and fundraising events. We’re proactive and new ideas are just as welcome as traditional ones. After all, the more people we inspire, the more local charities benefit.
Annual events in the past have included:
Fun Quiz Shows – a night of entertainment and fun quiz questions
Dippy Duck Races – a crazy race where thousands of plastic ducks are floated around the Lazy River at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge International Pool
Family Fun Days – a traditional fundraiser with stalls and outdoor fun for all the family
Bark Around the Park – a sponsored dog walk for pooches and their owners
Carol Singing and Christmas Shows – entertainment for the festive season
Zip Wire Challenge – experience Europe’s longest Zip Wire
Our main focus at present is performing at fundraising events.
All our events can be found here.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Our inspiration comes from the families who use the hospice. We have been fortunate enough to entertain and on occasions share the stage with children, siblings other family members and friends who have experienced the care and support on offer. There is no doubt about the need for this facility and not only do our events raise money, but we raise awareness for this need.
Below is a recent message from the Hospice outlining why our support is so vital:
‘At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 250 families, both in our hospice and in family homes.
Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family; including end of life treatment and care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support groups, home visits and much, much more.
Due to our expanding services our costs have gradually risen to more than £4m, enabling us to support our families in the best possible way. We continue to receive around 10% government funding.’