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My Story – Caroline Artschan

Although I’m possibly the newest members of Blu Crew, I’m proud to have been associated with them for over five years.

In 2010, I was working for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as Community Fundraiser and I was asked to deliver a gazebo to a field and meet Nigel from Blu Crew.  I’d been off work for a short while but had  heard great things on the grapevine about this new, vibrant fundraising team.

Enthusiasm oozed from the onset.  Team members began to arrive and ‘muck in’, securing the gazebo in gale force winds, ready for the next day.  Some were still suited, having arrived straight from work. Others were taking a break from baking cakes to sell the following day. Even Michael  was giving a hand from his wheelchair.  Sadly, Michael  is no longer with us, but his contribution was typical of the team.  Everyone valued by each member, no matter what the contribution.

Since then, Blu Crew has raised over £75,000, which has made a huge difference to Bluebell Wood.  What always struck me, whilst working at the hospice, was the fact that they never look for praise – except perhaps applause when they take to the stage and put on a show.

The Bluebell Wood fundraising team watched in awe as Blu Crew made raising money thrilling and fun.  When they came to the hospice to help, they showed compassion and discretion, never looking for recognition for their time and enthusiasm.

Blu Crew has supported so many other fantastic volunteer fundraisers.  Without these the children and families clash royale cheats no survey could not benefit from all the hospice has to offer.  They have a ‘never say no’ attitude to every challenge.

Everyone is made welcome and valued equally, from  performers on the stage, to litter pickers after an event, marshals and buckets rattlers (I know you’re not supposed to rattle a bucket, but sometimes it just happens!).

Enthusiasm still oozes.  It’s fun, rewarding and benefiting some great causes, especially the awesome families at Bluebell Wood.  Oh, and I’m now officially part of the team…how good!

Why not join us?

 

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