Donate a Day

Donate a Day is your chance to fund 24 hours of vital care in one of our three hospices by gifting £7,000.

We make every day count at Acorns

Donate a Day is your chance to make a meaningful difference to life limited and life threatened children and their families. Whether you choose to fund 24 hours at an Acorns hospice with a one-off donation or over a longer period of time, your generosity will help us create special moments and lasting memories for the wonderful children and families we support.

How can I Donate a Day?

It costs £7,000 to fund 24 hours of vital care at one of our three hospices, and there are a number of ways you can Donate a Day:

  • You can make a donation – either as a single payment or in instalments over time
  • You can fundraise or organise an event
  • You can gather family, friends and colleagues to fundraise as a group
Family enjoying time in an Acorns garden

Why Donate a Day?

Acorns is the largest children’s hospice charity in the UK, with three hospices serving the West Midlands, Warwickshire, the Three Counties, Staffordshire and Shropshire. We offer a home from home hospice environment, providing specialist care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and support for their families.

By Donating a Day you will be making a real and lasting difference to the children and families we support. Funding a day of vital care can also be a meaningful way to celebrate a date that is special to you or your organisation, whether that’s an anniversary, birthday or in memory of a loved one.

Take a look at our frequently asked questions for more information.

The day you choose to support could be:

  • The day a family spend time together in the hospice gardens, creating special memories
  • The day a child uses the hydrotherapy pool for the first time, and experiences weightlessness and pain relief
  • The day siblings are able to play together on the accessible play area, with specialist equipment suitable for wheelchairs
  • The day a mother is able to bath her child for the first time, using our adjustable bath and accessible bathroom
  • The day a non-verbal child is able to communicate for the first time using the eye gaze system, letting us know what they like and dislike
Caring for a child at Acorns in the Black Country

Celebrate your day!

Donating a day of vital care is a very special gift and we would like to help you celebrate your chosen day.

Thanking you

To say thank you we will place a personalised certificate in the hospice on your chosen day, letting visitors and staff know you have paid for this day. 

We will also publicly thank you for your generosity by publicising your gift on our website and our social media (unless you would like to remain anonymous).

In addition to this, we will provide you with a special memento to keep.

Seeing the care you have made possible

You can visit the hospice on the day you’ve paid for if Covid restrictions allow or visit on a later date as we welcome you to come and see first-hand the vital care and support you have funded. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our work and to meet children and our care team.

Find out what 24 hours at an Acorns hospice might look like:

24 hours at Acorns Children's Hospice

Download your Donate a Day pack

Why we Donated a Day

Cheltenham-based Spirax Sarco were inspired to make Acorns their Charity of the Year in 2019 after their colleague’s daughter was diagnosed with rare genetic condition Miller-Dieker Syndrome and died when she was just two years old. Her family received specialist care and bereavement support from Acorns for the Three Counties.

Employees were aiming to raise enough to Donate a Day of care, but after their year of fundraising, joining events and match funding from the company the total raised was enough to pay for more than a weekend of care at our Worcester hospice.

Spirax Sarco presenting their pay for a day cheque

Spirax Sarco is delighted to have been able to support Acorns hospice during 2019. The charity offers an amazing service to our local community, supporting children, young people and their families during their most difficult times.
While a significant amount of money was raised, it is just a small proportion of the funds needed by the charity annually to be able to continue to provide the level of care and support that it offers today. We hope that the work we have done to raise awareness of Acorns will encourage our employees, and others, to continue to look for ways to support this excellent organisation in the future.

– Stuart Jessop, General Manager for Market and Business Development at Spirax Sarco

I want to Donate a Day

Thank you for your interest in Donating a Day of care at one of our three hospices. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.

Donate a Day FAQs

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. Please contact our Supporter Services team by emailing or by calling 01564 825 037, and we can process your donation and will ensure you are not listed within our recognition materials.

I don’t have a specific day I’d like to fund, can you allocate one?

Yes. We are happy to allocate a specific day to you based on availability.

Will I receive publicity for my donation?

Yes. You will be thanked on our website and social media.

What support will I get – will I have a main point of contact?

You will be personally looked after by a member of the Fundraising team, who will arrange your hospice visit and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Can I choose which hospice my gift goes toward?

Yes, you can choose from one of our three hospices in the following areas:

  • Acorns in Birmingham (covering Birmingham and Warwickshire)
  • Acorns in the Black Country (covering the Black Country and areas of Staffordshire and Shropshire)
  • Acorns for the Three Counties (covering Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire)
How many children and families are supported at my local hospice?
  • Birmingham – Around 263 children and their families
  • Black Country – Around 216 children and their families
  • Three Counties – Around 225 children and their families