Mansfield Palace Theatre and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice share similar aims. Both are
places filled with laughter and love, giving families the chance to relax, take a break and have
fun. They are extremely proud that working together in partnership has seen over £33,000
raised from bucket collections at panto performances during the past six years, with that amount
set to grow further this Christmas when volunteers will once again be taking donations from
customers after they have seen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Community Fundraiser Melanie Rose told us: “At the hospice, staff make sure that every child in
their care feels happy, relaxed and stimulated. We surround everyone with love and laughter. It
costs more than four million pounds to run Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice each year,
providing support both at the hospice and in the community. We are so grateful to Mansfield
Palace Theatre for allowing us to do bucket collections during panto season as it helps towards
us making more memories for the 250 children we care for.”
Comedian, magician and all round funny man Adam Moss, who is returning to the Leeming
Street venue for the fourth time this Christmas due to overwhelming public demand, is full of
praise for the work of the local Bluebell Wood volunteers (pictured), telling us: “I have got to
know the volunteers from Bluebell Wood quite well since 2014 when I was first here for panto,
so it’s great to see their familiar faces and the amazing work they continue to do for children in
the local community and their families. For me, meeting people like them and the families the
hospice care for is why I get out of bed every morning and do the job I do – if I can make just
one person smile each day with my performances, then it’s been a good day!”
Tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mansfield Palace Theatre are already
over 56% sold. The show runs from Saturday 1 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019.
To check seating availability and book tickets, please visit www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk or
call Box Office on 01623 633133.
To find out more about how you can get involved with fundraising for Bluebell Wood
Children’s Hospice, visit www.bluebellwood.org or call 01909 517365.