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A boy in a wheelchair enjoying music therapy at Acorns

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Verity Sheldon

Touching tribute in memory of brave Verity

An emotional one-minute applause was held at Walsall FC’s final game of the season to remember a girl who died after a brave two-year battle against cancer.

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A woman holds a little girl in her arms, who is smiling

Laila’s story

“When you get help from Outreach, you don’t need to worry and it’s amazing. I have the confidence to do other things, when before I couldn’t even leave her side.”

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Some of the teddy bears which were auctioned for Acorns Children's Hospice.

Grrr-eat donation of rare teddy bears claws up cash at auction

An un-bear-lievable donation of nearly 40 rare teddy bears has raised more than £1,600 for Acorns at auction.

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At the opening of the John Overton Suite

Touching tribute as plaque unveiled at new family rooms

Acorns has officially opened vital new family rooms so parents can stay by their children’s side 24-hours a day.

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An Acorns shop volunteer cuts the ribbon declaring Acorns Erdington superstore open. He is using large scissors and stands in front of a balloon arch

Acorns makes its Erdington debut with huge new superstore

Acorns makes its Erdington debut after opening the charity’s biggest-ever superstore.

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Vinnie’s story

If you ask seven-year-old Vinnie about his condition, he’ll tell you he was born with half a heart and that one day he’ll need a new one.

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Smiling girl and woman.

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