Bag a Classic Bargain as Charity Shop Launches New Vintage Selection

Lovers of vintage fashion should explore the rails at a Solihull charity shop.

Acorns Children’s Hospice shop in Station Road will be stocking some of the best classic must-haves at bargain prices.

The great-quality items will be displayed in the shop’s new dedicated vintage section, bearing custom ‘Vintage at Acorns’ clothing tags.

Shop Manager Jo Squire said: “We’ve always tried to offer our shoppers something unique and go that extra mile to stand out from other shops on the high street, so we’re very excited to launch our new vintage fashion section.

“As a boutique-only shop, branching out into vintage wear seemed like a natural progression and with the brilliant quality of the items we stock you’ll find some fantastic classic pieces and fabulous prices. We hope to become one of the go-to places for vintage clothing and in buying Vintage at Acorns you’ll be helping the charity support more local children and families.”

Acorns provides specialist palliative care to life limited and life threatened children and young people, as well as support for the family. In the past year Acorns has provided care to more than 870 children and over 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

The network of Acorns retail shops across the Midlands raises around £1.1million per year, which helps to meet the running costs of the hospices and care in in the family home, which stands at £10 million per year.

Donating good quality items including clothing, shoes, toys, books, CDs and DVDs and household goods is a quick way to support Acorns and all profits made go directly back to the charity.

Acorns is appealing for more volunteers to put their spare time and talent to good use at one of the charity’s retail shops. For more information about volunteering opportunities, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/shop-volunteer

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Photo caption: Vintage vibes… Acorns Solihull shop Manager Jo Squire with the vintage range.

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.

• This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak was opened in 1988 by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Acorns in the Black Country, Walsall opened in 1999 and Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester opened in 2005. To find out more about this year’s 30th celebrations and how you can get involved, visit www.acorns.org.uk/30years

• Acorns is currently the UK and the world’s largest children’s hospice charity, as measured by the number of children who we are helping to care for.

• It costs nearly £10 million a year to run our services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.

• To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk