Charity Shop’s New Showroom Offers Dream Dresses for Less

Blushing brides and prom queens can get their dream dress for less with the launch of a new occasion wear showroom at a Tamworth charity shop.

The Acorns Children’s Hospice shop in George Street has launched a new bridal and prom wear boutique and is stocking new and good-quality, pre-loved dresses.

The first-floor showroom at the George Street shop, which sells gorgeous gowns for special events and cut-price accessories, is available to view by appointment only.

Lindsay Marston, Deputy Manager at Acorns Tamworth shop, said: “We’re extremely excited to launch our new occasion wear range. Weddings and school proms can be really expensive and buying the perfect outfit can play a large part in that, so our new range is ideal for brides-to-be and budding prom queens on a budget.

“By shopping at Acorns you’ll also be helping us care for children and families across Tamworth and the West Midlands. So, come and take a look at our fabulous new showroom and see if we have your dream dress for less.”

Prices for bridal gowns start at £40, with bridesmaid and prom dresses starting at £20. The showroom also stocks children’s occasion wear, which starts at £12.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care, support, fun and laughter to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 870 children and supported more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.

Shopping at Acorns and donating quality items is a quick way to support the charity. All profits made go directly back into providing care and support to children and families.

Book an appointment at Acorns occasion wear showroom by calling 01827 66839.

To find out how you can support Acorns, please visit


Photo caption: Find your dream dress for less… Acorns Children’s Hospice shop in Tamworth has launched a new occasion wear showroom. Lily Jacobs and sisters Toni and Kadi Brunton-Douglas model some of the gorgeous gowns on offer.

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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /

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.

  • Acorns is currently the UK and the world’s largest children’s hospice charity, as measured by the number of children it is helping to care for.
  • It costs nearly £10 million a year 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