It was a beautiful weekend to be back at the Holywell Estate for our annual charity Bluebell event. After having to cancel the popular Bluebell Walk in 2020 we were delighted that we were able to return to the stunning grounds of Holywell House on Saturday the 24th and Sunday 25th April this year. Though some things looked a little different from previous years, with social distancing and other covid measures in place, the spectacular displays of British bluebells throughout the woodland walk did not disappoint.
It was lovely to meet so many of you on the Saturday and Sunday, as well as see some familiar faces. We were so happy to meet Julie Jones and Richard Churchill whose son Harry was treated for a brain injury at University Hospital Southampton last year by Aabir Chakraborty (Lead Consultant in Paediatric Neurosurgery) which was why they were extra keen to support us at the event. Our latest appeal is to raise £2.1 million to fund a vital piece of technology for Southampton Children’s Hospital, an intra-operative MRI Scanner, that enables surgeons to overcome some significant challenges by enabling real-time image scanning whilst the child is still in surgery.
Pictured: Julie Jones & Richard Churchill
It’s a big shout-out to Geoff Buss, Anne Hosegood, Sue Kirkpatrick, Kate Hunter, Claire Hayes, Penn Kirk, Jo Knight, Sue Hoar, Gillie Shilson and Sophie Rawlings – Thanks also to the volunteer team from Rick Stein Winchester, Louis Rogers, Ellie, Fiona, Hendrick and Eden!
We’d also like to thank Catch A Fire Pizza for joining us to serve their delicious burgers on site!
Thank you Holywell!
Pictured below: Bryonie, Edward & George Clarendon
We are delighted to announce that Bluebells at the Holywell Estate raised just under £3,500 for The Murray Parish Trust. Thank you to the Earl and Countess of Clarendon for hosting us at the estate and for their incredible support over the past few years. We hope to be back next year!