Sheffield Engineering Group Sets Latest Goal in aid of Hospice Charity

18th April 2019

Sheffield specialist engineering group SCX is gearing up for a charity football tournament in its latest fundraising push for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.



The Wincobank-based company is sponsoring the kit to be worn by a Bluebell Wood team at Rotherham United’s New York stadium on Friday, May 10.

Three SCX employees – Darren Falkingham, Josh Clegg and Jody Bartlett – are joining the Bluebell Wood team for the 11-a-side tournament – the first of its kind for the hospice.

Already the SCX group has raised more than £10,500 for the North Anston-based charity since 2015 through summer carnivals, dress down days, bake sales, pie and pea lunches, Christmas jumper days and more.

Tougher activities have included mountain bike and cycle challenges and the Tough Mudder endurance event. The 46-year-old family-run company, which encompasses the divisions of SCX Special Projects, Street CraneXpress and Burnand XH, has set itself a Bluebell Wood target to raise £20,000.

The charity day will feature four squads of 14 players, playing each other in 15-minute matches, with the top two competing for the first Bluebell Wood Charity Champions Cup. A winner’s presentation will take place in the evening, with appearances from Rotherham United players and a charity raffle.

SCX managing director Simon Eastwood said: “Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is close to our hearts, and their work never fails to inspire. We are delighted to continue our support through the charity football tournament.”

The group chose the hospice, which offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, as its leading charity after it provided help to an employee’s family member.

Bluebell Wood corporate fundraiser Dave Hall said:

“We are extremely grateful for the support from SCX and its commitment to continue helping us to care for children and young adults who are going through very tough times, both in their own homes and at our hospice.

“We rely on support like this to keep our doors open each year, so we would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to every single person involved.”