Worcester Warriors are long-term supporters of Acorns - Chairman Cecil Duckworth OBE is one of the original benefactors of Acorns in the Three Counties based on Bath Road in Worcester and Acorns is the Warrior’s official charity partner. The Warriors are working to raise vital funds for Acorns as well as making regular visits to the hospice for an insight into the work of Acorns.
David Strudley, chief executive of Acorns Children's Hospice, said: “The Worcester Warriors are a major partner of Acorns and have been hugely supportive of the charity and its work over the years.
“On behalf of the children of Acorns and their families, we would like to thank the Club for all it has done and have undertaken to continue to do for us and wish them every good fortune for the new season.”
Worcester Warriors player, Shaun Perry, has taken on the role of official player for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Shaun will hold the role throughout the 2012/13 Premiership season during which he will help raise awareness for Acorns as well as provide support to fundraising initiatives including the annual charity match day on 21 December vs London Welsh.
Commenting on the role, Shaun added: “I’m privileged to be official player ambassador for such a great cause that is so important to everyone at Worcester Warriors.
“I’m looking forward to supporting the charity over the year and hope we can make this season the biggest success to date.”
Shaun has already met children, families and staff at Acorns on several occasions and intends to become a regular visitor to the hospice to join in a variety of activities alongside his team mates.
Elinor Eustace, corporate partnerships manager at Acorns, added: “We are thrilled that Shaun will be supporting us in the role as official player ambassador for the charity.
“He has already demonstrated great enthusiasm and a real understanding of our work. We very much look forward to working with him.”