The Greatest Gift you can give this Christmas, is to support families at Acorns.

Christmas is a time to create cherished moments with those you love. For a family with a life limited child, these moments are even more precious. This Christmas we have launched our Greatest Gift campaign to help raise vital funds towards our care, providing support for our wonderful families to build moments full of love and joy, at Christmas and all year round.

The Greatest Gift

For a family with a life limited child, time is precious. Help us give the Greatest Gift to local children and families this Christmas. Donate now.

Celebrate your Star this Christmas

Celebrate Your Star and give absent loved ones a special place in your celebrations.

Acorns Virtual Santa Dash

Our Santa Dash is a fun, festive and FREE way to enjoy coming together with friends and family, all in support of your local children’s hospice. Sign up today.

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Volunteer at a Christmas collection and help raise vital funds. Find a volunteering opportunity near you.

How could your business support Acorns this Christmas? Make a corporate donation or join in with some festive fundraising.

When time is short, every moment together is precious. By supporting Acorns this Christmas you’ll be helping to make every moment count for over 700 local children like Alexus and their families – a priceless gift.

Will you help create precious moments for children like Alexus and their families this Christmas

Alexus and Natalie at 10 weeks old

After their twins were born prematurely, Mike and Sam were referred to Acorns in the run up to Christmas.

“In that moment we realised that for the past five months we hadn’t been parents. We had been carers, and what we were experiencing now were the first feelings of being a family.“

Listen to Alexus’ story and find out how you can help us give the greatest gift to local families this Christmas.

Your special Christmas gift

By fundraising to support our Greatest Gift campaign this Christmas, you’re helping local families to create cherished moments. Moments full of love and joy, to treasure all year round.


could pay for two parents to enjoy meals with their child from our hospice kitchen over a week at Christmas


could give parents the chance to stay in our family flat for one night so they can be by their child’s side during the festive period


could provide twelve hours of vital nursing care to a child who needs specialist medical support at Christmas

Fun, festive, fundraising ideas

There are lots of fun ways to fundraise this Christmas! To help get you started check out some of our festive ideas to raise vital funds to support your local children’s hospice.

Download your Christmas fundraising pack for fun ideas, fundraising tips and resources. Get yours here.

Acorns Virtual Santa Dash

Our Santa Dash is a fun, festive and FREE way to enjoy coming together with everyone virtually this December, all in support of your local children’s hospice. Sign up today.

Download our Coin Tree poster, pin it up and decorate with £1 coins collected from your family and friends, to give it extra sparkle

Get creative and find your festive flair! Decorate your workspace this Christmas and challenge colleagues to join in. Find out more here.

Everyone loves Secret Santa! Plus when you shop online through Amazon Smile, Give as you Live® or easyfundraising you’ll be raising funds for Acorns at no extra cost to you.

Once you’ve planned your fundraising, download our Christmas poster to help spread the word to friends, family and colleagues!

Alexus with Family Team Worker Julie

Families like Alexus’ rely on their local children’s hospice at Christmas, and in turn Acorns rely on local people like you.

Without your support, our wonderful nurses and care staff couldn’t provide care, support, fun and laughter at our hospices 365 days of the year, including Christmas Day.

Thank you for helping Family Team Workers like Julie to support local children like Alexus.

Send festive greetings

A wide range of Christmas cards are now available in all our retail stores. Pick up a pack of your favourites and spread festive cheer to friends and family.

Acorns Christmas card selection

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