People could make buying and wrapping their festive gifts more fun and more worthwhile by doing it in support of families facing tough times.
From wrapping paper and cards to stocking fillers and furniture, shopping with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is a simple way to help other Sheffield families in their time of need over Christmas.
With Christmas cards, games and puzzles available at Bluebell Wood’s nine charity stores across the city, as well as their online shop, along with a wide range of toys and second hand home furnishings, homeware and electrical items at its Hellaby store, there are many ways to support Bluebell Wood from the comfort of home or on the high street.
Sunny Allison, Head of Retail, Bluebell Wood, said: “A dinosaur puzzle, diary or toy may be a simple purchase, but could help to create a magical memory for a child staying at Bluebell Wood.
“By shopping with us, people could help to pay for a messy arts and crafts session or even a dip in the Jacuzzi for one of the children or young adults that stays with us.
“Families who visit Bluebell Wood wouldn’t have experiences like these without the incredible support of everyone who shops with us.
“Every pound raised helps to pay for our services, including end of life treatment and care, counselling, sibling support and music therapy.
“Everything people buy from Bluebell Wood this Christmas really will make all the difference for our families.
“And if you need to get your home ready for Christmas Day visitors, our Hellaby furniture shop is a great place to go, with dining tables, chairs and sofas to seat all your guests.”
For shoppers who are selling items through online marketplace eBay to make money to buy Christmas gifts, they can also choose to support Bluebell Wood through eBay for Charity.
This initiative makes it easy for sellers to donate 10 per cent to 100 per cent of an item's final sale price to certified charities such as Bluebell Wood.
For more ways to do your Christmas shop to support Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice this year please visit www.bluebellwood.org/shop.
For more information about eBay for charity, please visit www.ebay.co.uk/rpp/charity-sellers.