Choose crafts over chocolate this Easter and help youngsters at South Yorkshire hospice

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A South Yorkshire hospice which offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy is asking for people to choose crafts over chocolate this Easter.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which is based in North Anston, gives families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun at low points in their lives.

And this month they are hoping people will donate the price of an Easter egg to help continue the vital work they do.

One youngster who benefits from the hospice is little Evie-Mae, aged six.

Her mum, Keeley, said: “When Evie-Mae was three-years-old her stomach and bowels stopped working properly and she had to start being fed directly into her veins.

“By donating just £3 to Bluebell Wood, you can help children like Evie-Mae enjoy Easter without the chocolate, by getting crafty in their messy play room and creating special memories they can treasure all year round.”

Diane Price, activity coordinator at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re always overwhelmed by people’s generosity and kindness, but we need to be sure that we can put any donations to the best possible use. At Easter we often receive chocolate eggs, but sadly cannot give them to many of our children for health reasons. However our children have lots of fun making Easter crafts so if people could donate the price of an egg that would help us do more fun things like this.”

To find out how you can help Bluebell Wood to make more memories for the 250 children they care for visit www.bluebellwood.org or phone 01909 517 365.