Pictured are representatives from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice receiving their cheque for £12,000
More than 200 industry professionals from the region’s construction and property sectors came together for the annual Sheffield Charity Construction Ball, raising £12,000 for local charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The black-tie event, which took place at Sheffield City Hall, brought together contractors, developers, architects, engineers, and other property professionals that operate in and around Sheffield, for an evening of fine dining and live music, along with a live auction.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions and is currently supporting around 250 families, both in their own homes and at the hospice in North Anston.
Each year it costs over £4 million to keep the hospice open, which is one of only 53 children’s hospices in the country. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice relies heavily on community fundraising for financial support, therefore the money raised from the Sheffield Charity Construction Ball will help support the hospice continue their vital work with children and families.
David Hall from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice said: “We are absolutely delighted with the fantastic amount raised for our hospice and we cannot thank the kind generosity of those that attended enough. The money will make a huge difference to local children and their families. The event was a really fun evening and we are very grateful to have been chosen as this years’ charity for the ball.”
The annual event has been running for 15 years and is the longest running construction event in the north. Over the last 15 years the ball has successfully raised £212,500 for charities across the region.
This year’s event has been organised by HLM, Arup and Rider Levett Bucknall and has been sponsored by Kier Construction and Counter Context.
Nick Beecroft, operations director at HLM, said: “We have run these business led charity events for a number of years, and this was the best one yet. Business leaders from across the region coming together to enjoy a quality night out with colleagues, collaborators and clients at a beautiful venue to raise money for such a good cause.
“We all benefit from knowing that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is there and I’m delighted to be able to support its essential work.”
Jim Bell, Director at Arup, said: “What a great night and terrific turnout. A massive thank you to Bluebell, the supporters and all the people who joined us to make it such success.”
Matt Summerhill, Partner at Rider Levett Bucknall, said: “Rider Levett Bucknall were honoured to be asked to support the organisation of the wonderful annual event, raising money for a charity close to our heart.
“It was an excellent evening and is always a real highlight on the construction dinner circuit. We are delighted that the event will support the magnificent work that is being done at Bluebell Wood.”