Birmingham Tech, the region’s leading champion of the technology sector, has announced a partnership with local charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.
The partnership will see the two organisations working together over the coming months on a number of projects to support Acorns and the charity’s work providing specialist palliative care to life limited children across the region. Acorns, which has benefitted from over £30,000 in donations from Birmingham Tech over the past two years, has also been named official charity partner of this October’s Birmingham Tech Week 2023, the UK’s largest regional technology festival.
Yiannis Maos MBE, Birmingham Tech Founder and Director and Acorns Business Ambassador, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to further cement our association with Acorns, a charity which is well known and loved across the Midlands.
“The impact of Acorns work within our local community is plain to see and we are committed to exploring more projects and opportunities to help see the charity and it’s vision for the children and their families flourish, this year and beyond.”
Acorns provides care and support from three hospices based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester and in family homes. It costs the charity around £10 million every year to continue and it relies on donations for the bulk of that amount.
Libby Rowlands, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Acorns, said: “We are thrilled that Birmingham Tech are continuing their support for Acorns through this partnership and grateful to Yiannis for his fantastic commitment towards the charity and the work we do.
“There are exciting opportunities ahead for our two organisations and we’re looking forward to exploring these with Yiannis and his team. We are also very much looking forward to this year’s Birmingham Tech Week and delight to once again be named official charity partner.”
A not-for-profit community initiative (CIC), Birmingham Tech was established in 2019 to champion the tech sector across the West Midlands. The initiative runs the annual Birmingham Tech Week which attracts 5,000 people every year to its events, seminars and workshops.