Leap into action on 29th February and make your extra day count.

At Acorns, our lifeline care and support never stops. We’re here for children and their families wherever and whenever they need us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It costs £30,000 a day to run our three hospices and provide our vital support. We’re here 365 days a year or, in a leap year like this, year, 366 days. A donation from you today helps us ensure care never takes a day off.

Together, we are stronger.

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With your help not only do our hospices provide a home from home environment where children can take part in a variety of fun and therapeutic activities, from arts and crafts to hydrotherapy, but we also support their families.

We help families feel equipped to cope at every stage of their child’s life without our dedicated psychological, emotional and practical support. Our team of health and social care professionals provide a range of services including bereavement support, advocacy and several dedicated support groups.

Leap into this extra day


£10 could provide an arts and crafts session this extra day.

Little girl Cara enjoying the light sensory room with an Acorns nurse


£27 could give a child a session with a physiotherapist this extra day.

A young boy, Sam, with his mom and dad walking into Acorns Worcester hospice.


£50 could mean a parent can stay overnight with their child this extra day.

Other ways you can leap into action

Two volunteers at Acorns holding up collection buckets and smiling on a sunny day

Virtual collection

Help us fund an additional day of care for life limited children and their families this 29th February by donating on our JustGiving page.

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Different fundraising ideas to help your fundraising for Acorns this Leap Year be a success!

Fundraising ideas

Download our fundraising ideas document to get plenty of inspiration this Leap Year, such as with the Leap Frog challenge!

Fundraising ideas
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Fundraise at work

Looking to support Acorns at work? Download our corporate fundraising pack for a range of ideas to help us pay for the extra day.

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Find one of our bucket collection locations

We will be holding bucket collections across the West Midlands on 29th February and 2nd March. Can you help us create extra smiles for the extra day by volunteering with us? Contact supporter.services@acorns.org.uk to sign up.

Birmingham region

Thursday 29th February, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Worcester region

Thursday 29th February, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Black Country region

Saturday 2nd March, 10:00am – 4:00 pm

Two women holding Acorns collection buckets smiling at the camera while at a fundraising event for Acorns.