Acorns’ latest shop will be launched in Kingswinford this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party atmosphere, to offer a treasure chest of bargains and a fun time guaranteed for children.
The store, in in Market Street, has been beautifully laid out with its own special children’s department, reflecting the charity’s important work. It opens at 12 noon on Saturday April 24.
Lindy Welch, Acorns’ Retail Area Manager said: “We’re very excited to be opening this fantastic new store in Kingswinford on Saturday. Acorns looks after local life limited children, and we enjoy great support from local people.
“We invite them to come and enjoy our grand opening, with our shop’s own children’s department, and a real party atmosphere.”
She added: “We need stock so that we can help the store to continue to offer good quality items, such as unwanted clothing, toys, books and household items, to raise vital funds that support the work of Acorns Children’s Hospice with local children who have life limiting or life threatening illnesses and their families.”
Demand has increased for goods at Acorns’ popular shops, and their new ‘child friendly’ look attracts more shoppers to snap up bargains and help support their local children’s hospice.
The local charity is not only desperate for donated stock to sell in its shops, but also for rag items it can use to generate extra funds.
Janice McPherson, Acorns’ Head of Retail, said: “We rely on people to help by giving us their unwanted items.
“We’re desperate for clothing, toys, household items, books, dvd’s and cd’s. To help us generate extra funds we can also take rag items, such as old, worn or torn clothing, bedding, curtains, broken shoes, bags and belts.
“Anyone Spring Cleaning would do our children and families a great service if they would sort out the items that Acorns need, and help us to help those we care for. At work you can organise a ‘bring a bag to work day’
“Bag up whatever you can find, and take them into your local Acorns shop as soon as you can. Don’t forget to clearly mark any bags that are for ‘rag’ as such and this will greatly help us. For larger donations give us a call as a collection could be arranged.”
Donated items can be taken into Acorns shops between Monday to Saturday, 9am until 5pm.
It costs Acorns £450 per child per day to offer its vital nursing care and support that is urgently needed by local life limited or life threatened children and their families.
Acorns offers nursing care and a network of support to local children who have life limiting or life threatening illnesses, and their families. Acorns offers short breaks for children to give them and their families a break from their daily routine, and offer a safe environment for the children to stay and enjoy many activities not available at home.
End-of-life care and the ‘special bedrooms’ give families a private area to say goodbye to their child.
Acorns also has a Community Team who offer support to the whole family 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, including practical and emotional support for parents, special help for siblings and bereavement support for as long as it is needed.
Acorns helps children and families going through the unthinkable to make the most of every day and create happy memories. Acorns becomes a lifeline for local families who would face a much tougher challenge coping alone.
All of Acorns vital services are completely free of charge to the children and families who need them. Acorns relies on voluntary donations for the majority of its income, having to raise £4,500 every day.
Acorns continues to rely on donations for the majority of its income but expects to achieve its aim of securing 30% funding through statutory sources over the next 18 months.
To locate your nearest Acorns shop visit: www.acorns.org.uk or call tel: 01564 825027.