North Anston: Glee at Bluebell Wood as transformers land for visit

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A car hire company lit up the faces of youngsters staying at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as they visited with their movie replica cars from the hit Transformers movies.

It was like a scene from a movie as the cars arrived at the hospice in convoy after being driven from Doncaster where Transformers car hire are based.

The procession consisted of ‘Bumblebee’ a Chevrolet Camaro, ‘Barricade’ a black and white Police Saleen S281, ‘Beaterbee’ a 1977 Camaro and ‘Lockdown’ a Lamborghini Aventador which was closely followed by the Hasbro ‘Optimus Prime’ truck.

This is the first time that the cars have been seen together outside of the United States.

Jason Carruthers, joint owner at Transformers Care Hire, said: “It has been a fantastic day helping raise funds and awareness for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.”

“We feel really privileged that we have been able to put smiles on some very brave faces.”

Accompanying the vehicles was Doncaster born actor Mark Ryan who is the voice of Bumblebee and Lockdown in the Transformers movies.

Mark said: “It was lovely meeting all the children at Bluebell Wood today.”

“ I have been very fortunate in my career to be afforded the chance to help wherever I can.”

“Being from Doncaster and South Yorkshire born and bred, I’m glad to help Bluebell Wood doing good work with children in the local community.”

Whilst the movie replicas don’t turn into robots they’re an amazing spectacle to see and the children at Bluebell Wood had a fabulous afternoon.

They felt like movie stars as they were able to sit in the cars and learn all about them from the drivers.

Diane Price, activity coordinator at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said: “We have had such a fabulous afternoon, it’s been amazing.”

“We’d like to thank Jason from Transformers Car Hire and everyone who made this visit possible.”

Transformers Car Hire also brought gifts for the children which were donated from Hasbro.