Lockdown Clear-out? Donate to Acorns with New Contactless Drop-off Point

Acorns donation station at Becketts Farm

Our Donation Station at Becketts Farm in Wythall is now CLOSED until further notice.

After three successful weeks and an incredible 7,000+ bags donated, our temporary donation station at Becketts Farm is now closed until further notice. We’ve always known how generous our supporters are, but we couldn’t have foreseen just how many of you would make the journey and donate items to help us stock and reopen our shops. We are truly grateful for your support – a huge thank you from everyone at Acorns!

44 of our shops are now also open, if you wish to make a donation to one of these shops please call in advance to check they are able to accept them. Please visit our shop locator for details of opening times. We look forward to seeing you!

Had a clear-out during lockdown? Redecorated any rooms? Acorns Children’s Hospice has opened a brand-new contactless donation station for supporters to drop-off good quality items for its shops.

As Acorns prepares to reopen its network of retail shops, the charity has turned one of its south Birmingham stores into a safe drop-off point for donations.

From today (Monday 8 June), Acorns Becketts Farm, in Wythall, will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday for the public to donate pre-loved times to help the charity stock its shops.

Measures have been put in place to help supporters follow social distancing guidelines and to provide a safe environment for everyone.

Gary Pettit, Head of Retail at Acorns, said: “We know that will people will have used their time in lockdown to declutter their homes and would like to donate their good-quality unwanted items to Acorns.

“We wanted to make it as easy and as safe as possible for people to do that. So, we’ve turned our shop at Becketts Farm into a contactless drop-off station, where people can bring their items with confidence and help keep our shops fully stocked.”

The opening of the donation station comes as Acorns gears up to reopen its retail shops across the West Midlands later this month, subject to Government approval.

Acorns charity shops provide a crucial source of income for the charity, helping it fund its vital care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

Gary added: “We’re really looking forward to reopening our shops welcoming our customers back. Like the donation station we’ll have all the necessary measures in place to ensure a safe shopping experience for customers, staff and volunteers.

“The support of our customers is vital in helping us continue our work caring for children and families. So, we hope to see you soon!”

Amid the current challenges facing the nation, Acorns is continuing to provide emergency and end of life hospice care as well as emotional and practical support to hundreds of families who are in strict isolation at home.

In March, the charity published its emergency response for Covid-19, prioritising care for the most vulnerable children and their families and setting aside its hospice in the Black Country for children from local hospitals with complex care needs to help acute trusts maximise their intensive care capability.

As well as this, the charity temporarily closed its hospice in Birmingham and offered the facility for use in the emergency response.

Acorns needs the support of the community and local businesses as much as ever as it continues to care for some of the region’s most vulnerable families and support the NHS.

Find out more about what you can donate

We’re always looking for good quality donations to help stock our shops.

For more information, please contact Supporter Services on 01564 825 037.