Dash for Cash and Help Local Families with Return of Charity’s Virtual Festive Fundraiser

Your ‘presents’ is requested by Father Christmas himself to take part in the most festive fundraising event of the year! Kickstart Christmas by signing up for a FREE virtual extravaganza in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice.

By signing up to Acorns Virtual Santa Dash you’ll be supporting Santa and the charity to deliver the best gift this Christmas – the gift of care. Father Christmas needs your help to raise vital funds towards Acorns specialist hospice care this Christmas for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

The event, which is taking place from 1 to 14 December, will see fundraisers choose their own 1, 5 or 12km routes in the location of their choice.

But wait, there’s myrrh… Participants who raise just £10, will receive a fundraising pack, Santa suit or Christmas sack for children, medal and a certificate from the man himself!

Kirsty Murray, Acorns Events Coordinator, said: “We are all very excited at Acorns to be bringing our Santa Dash back again this year. We are looking for lots of festive fundraisers to kickstart Christmas by signing up for Acorns Virtual Santa Dash.

“Believe in yours‘elf’ and take on this fabulously festive challenge! There’s something for everyone and you can complete it in one go or over several days. So, get ready to run, walk, skip, hop or jingle all the way in support of local children and families this Christmas.”

Those who sign up are urged to set up a fundraising page and join Acorns exclusive Facebook group which will build excitement ahead of the event with challenges and competitions

Kirsty added: “Yule be sorry to miss this free event. It’s not only a whole lot of festive fun, but all the money raised will make a real difference to the children and families who need us all year round.

“Your sponsorship will help us be there for families who need us – which truly is the greatest gift. We ho-ho-hope you can join us and make this Christmas extra special!” 

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

In the past year the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provides its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.

To sign up to Acorns Virtual Santa Dash or for more information, please click here.


For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain:
01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk
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.