Caring Dronfield man leaves legacy gift to Bluebell Wood Hospice

Frank with his partner Mary 'they were inseperable'
Frank with his partner Mary 'they were inseperable'

A Dronfield man’s legacy will help to make a difference for families across the region.

Frank Cammidge, who passed away in September at 93, left £2,967 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in his Will.

The former quantity surveyor lived in Stonelow Court, Dronfield with his partner Mary until she passed away.

Mary’s daughter Vicky Cutts said: “My mother was married to my dad for 23 years until he died, and she met Frank a year later. Although she and Frank never got married, they became inseparable and travelled all over the world on holidays together, to Canada, Florida and across Europe. They bought a campervan and visited most of England too. They were great companions.

“Frank never had any children. He had lots of different jobs, and worked for a long time in construction, starting as a clerk and eventually becoming a quantity surveyor.

“It’s lovely to think his gift will help local families in their time of need.”

Julie Booth, Trust and Legacy fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are so grateful to Frank for remembering Bluebell Wood in his Will. Gifts like these make a real difference to children and young adults whose lives are just too short, helping them make special memories with their families.

“When you think that a sum like £40 could pay for an hour’s play session with lots of paint and fairy foam, or £20 could cover the cost of a dip in our spa pool, you can see how gifts like the one from Frank really can help children and young adults supported by Bluebell Wood.

“Making a will is one of the most important things any of us ever do. It makes sure that our money and possessions go to who we want, and can save a lot of stress and time for our loved ones in the future.

“Anyone who is thinking of making or updating a will should look out for our Make a Will Month next February. Each year local solicitors write Wills, free of charge, in return for a donation to Bluebell Wood.”

To find out more about leaving a donation to Bluebell Wood in your will visit www.bluebellwood.org/gifts-in-wills or call Julie Booth on 01909 508119.