North Anston: What a bear-illiant way to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Dave Smith and Andy Armitage, of TSB, with Bluebell Wood's Rachael Dawes
Dave Smith and Andy Armitage, of TSB, with Bluebell Wood's Rachael Dawes

A national bank has been showing its support for the local community by raising money for South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood.

In a bid to raise funds for the North Anston based hospice, TSB embarked on a national campaign which involved 308 cuddly teddy bears, 54 bear names, 154 TSB branches and raised nearly £9,000 for the hospice, which provides care and support for children with a shortened life expectancy.

Bluebell Wood sent teddy bears to 154 TSB branches in Northern England and the ‘Name and Claim’ game as it’s known, involved TSB customers paying £1 to guess the name of two bears from a grid of 54 bear names.

Dave Smith, area director of TSB, South and West Yorkshire said: “TSB prides itself on supporting its local community and it has been a pleasure to work with our partners and customers to raise almost £9,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.”

Rachael Dawes, corporate fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We have received an incredible amount of support from TSB so far.”
 “We are really looking forward to working with them in the foreseeable future,” she added.