Excitement builds for Acorns first official matchday takeover at Walsall FC

Noel Cramer & Walsall FC Chairman Legh Pomlett

We’re thrilled to join our friends at Walsall Football Club this Saturday 23 April for Acorns first official matchday takeover as the Saddlers take on Port Vale.

Be sure to bring a pound to the ground as our amazing volunteers will be holding bucket collections across Banks’s Stadium in aid of the Acorns Room to Grow Appeal, which aims to raise £750,000 towards the major refurbishment of our Black Country hospice.

We’ll be outside the ground before and after the game and inside the stadium during half-time. You’ll also find Acorns volunteers in the hospitality suite and the community hub.

And for those supporters who forget to bring change and still want to help us create a children’s hospice for the future, we’ll have QR codes on buckets which will take fans straight to our online donation page.

There will be lots fundraising activities around the ground, plus information about our Appeal and how to support Acorns in the ‘Saddlers Shout’ matchday programme and on the big screen.

And you won’t want to miss our much-loved mascot Alex Acorn who will be joining us for the matchday takeover.

Modernising spaces where children spend precious time

The Room to Grow Appeal aims to raise funds to help us modernise the spaces at Acorns in the Black Country where local children spend precious time.

The work includes a number of significant upgrades to our Walsall-based hospice, something we have been unable to do for many years due to financial constraints.

It will involve upgrading the 10 children’s bedrooms where children stay for short breaks, emergency or end-of-life care, and a new purpose-built arts and crafts room.

Acorns special partnership with Walsall FC

Noel Cramer, Director for Supporter Engagement at Acorns, said: “We’re so excited for Acorns first official matchday takeover at Banks’s Stadium and are truly grateful to Walsall FC and Saddlers fans everywhere for their incredible support.

“Ever since we launched the Appeal to save our Black Country hospice in 2019, Acorns has developed a special relationship with the Club and its supporters, all of whom rallied to safeguard the future of this local lifeline.

“Now, as our Walsall hospice prepares for an exciting new chapter, once again the Saddlers are standing shoulder to shoulder with Acorns – and we could not be more grateful. We look forward to seeing you all at Banks’s Stadium on Saturday.”

Help us create a Black Country children’s hospice for the future

With its future secure, now is the time to modernise our Black Country Hospice. We need your support to create a place where local children will get the specialist care they need for generations to come.