Irwin Mitchell Raises Awareness About Children’s Hospice Week

Sheffield Law Firm Support Bluebell Wood Hospice


Children cared for by a Sheffield hospice and their families were invited by law firm Irwin Mitchell to see a popular children’s book brought to life by the Blunderbus Theatre Company.

Musicians and actors from the internationally-acclaimed theatre troupe brought their family-friendly production of ‘Hugless Douglas’ to 1867 Lounge at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield last weekend.

The play is based on the classic children’s book by award-winning author, David Melling, and tells the tale of a loveable brown bear who embarks on a quest to find the perfect hug.

The event was organised and sponsored by Irwin Mitchell for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The North Anston based Children's Hospice provides amazing care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy. They help children with a vast range of complex medical needs offering respite care, day care, community support, crisis intervention and end of life treatment.

Children's Hospice Week is the only national fundraising and awareness campaign for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children's hospices, that support them. This year’s Children’s Hospice Week (13 – 20 June) will focus on the incredible round-the-clock care provided to seriously ill children by families, professionals, children’s hospices and services across the UK.

Expert Opinion
Through our work, we see how invaluable the help and support hospices such as Bluebell Wood provide for families and their children in the region and we are delighted to be able to help them in any way we can.

“We are really proud to be able to bring such an amazing theatre experience to the children and their families and to help them create timeless happy memories.

“We really enjoyed working with the Blunderbus theatre company for the day and to help create a real party atmosphere for the parents and carers as well as the youngsters. We hope everyone who attended had a brilliant time and enjoyed the performance by the production company.”
Anna Stacey, Associate

Rebecca Stoddard, PR and Communications manager at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, said "We would really like to thank Irwin Mitchell for putting on such a great day. The production was totally captivating for the children and families they all had a fabulous time. It was a rare opportunity for everyone to relax and have fun, thank you again."