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Acorns Children's Hospice Walsall Fete Bottles

Tanya Fellows, Louise Meehan and Carisa Coley

Excitement is building for this year’s Spring Fete at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall and the charity is appealing to members of the public for help.

Donations of unwanted gifts and bottles are needed for the family-fun event on Saturday 29 April, which is being held to raise vital funds for local children and support for their families. 

Carisa Coley from the fundraising team at Acorns for the Black Country, based in Walsall said: “We’re really looking forward to the fete which will be a fantastic day out for all ages but we really need donations. If anyone has any unopened alcoholic or non-alcoholic bottles for our bottle stall please get in touch! From shampoo to champagne, bubble bath to Bacardi we will happily use them on our bottle stall.”

The fete will take place 1-4pm in the hospice gardens on Walstead Road (WS5 4LZ) and will feature fun and games, photo booth, a range of stalls and even the chance to meet donkeys and alpacas.

Carisa continued: “With lots going on, it’s the perfect event to bring friends and family. Refreshments will be available and all money raised will go towards the care of local children and support for their families at Acorns.”

Acorns offers a network of specialist palliative care and support for babies, children and young people across the Midlands.

The charity relies heavily on fundraising to continue providing its services, which amount to nearly £10 million every year.

For any donations, please contact Carisa Coley on or call 01922 422508.  


Acorns Children’s Hospice press information, please contact:
David Chamberlain, tel: 01564 825020 / 07817 612 422 /

Note to editors:

Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’ – terms that are used by medical experts at the point of diagnosis of the child, and which are commonly used in the UK’s children’s hospice movement and paediatric palliative care communications. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.

Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support. A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support. A package of care is tailored for each individual child which includes their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs. This package is provided both in the hospice and a family’s home.

It costs £9.6 million a year to run our care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities.

To find out more about Acorns, please visit

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