Acorns Children’s Hospice has joined forces with law firms across the region for a special scheme, aimed at raising vital funds towards the charity’s lifeline care and support.
Throughout June, Acorns is partnering with local law firms from across the region to provide a free Will writing service as part of the West Midlands-based charity’s annual Make a Will Month.
Whatever your circumstances, Acorns Legacy Officer Liz Betteridge, says now is the time to take control of your future by joining the Acorns scheme.
Liz explained: “We understand that planning for your future in this way is never easy and the idea of writing a Will can seem very daunting.
“But writing a Will has so many benefits. Not only does your Will make sure your wishes are known after you’re gone, it is an important way to protect your loved ones. It also helps to ensure all your belongings, big or small, go to the right place.
“You are never too young to write a Will, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make your voice heard and get valuable peace of mind.”
Those who sign up to Acorns Make a Will Month will also be invited to support local children and families by making a voluntary donation towards the charity’s vital children’s hospice care.
Liz added: “It is free to take part in Acorns Make a Will Month and there is no obligation to make a donation to Acorns, although a gift – however big or small – will help us continue to provide our vital children’s hospice care and create precious memories for families to treasure forever.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and young people across the West Midlands as well as support for their families.
In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 700 children and over 940 families, including those who are bereaved.
Acorns relies on fundraising and donations to provide its lifeline care and support. It costs the charity £7,000 each day to run one of its three hospices.
To start the Will making process or for more information, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/makeawill
For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:
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Notes 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’. 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.
- It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.
- To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk