Families at Acorns Get into Seasonal Spirit with Special Visit to SnowDome’s Magical Winter Wonderland

ISSUE DATE: 16 November 2022

Christmas came early last week when lucky families from Acorns Children’s Hospice were treated to a special visit to the SnowDome in Tamworth’s enchanting Winter Wonderland.

Children and families supported by Acorns in the Black Country got into the seasonal spirit with a sneak peek at the attraction’s popular festive extravaganza ahead of its official opening last Friday (November 11).

Santa’s Winter Wonderland offered families a fully immersive festive experience, complete with real snow, animals, a carousel and the all-new Winter Wonderland show.

Julie Hickman, Family Practitioner at Acorns in the Black Country, said: “This event has always been a real festive highlight. Nothing gets you into the festive spirit quite like playing in real snow and seeing Santa – the smiles on everyone’s faces was a real sight to see.

“At Acorns, we’re all about creating moments of joy for the children and families we support and we’re extremely grateful to the SnowDome for inviting us to enjoy this magical experience each year and helping families make even more precious memories to treasure forever.”

Isabelle Chadbourne, Director at SnowDome, said: “Every year, we mark the opening of Santa’s Winter Wonderland with a visit from the families at Acorns. We really enjoy hosting everyone and it means a lot to all the team here to be able to spread some extra Christmas cheer.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and support for their families, including those who are bereaved.

The charity and its dedicated teams are here to ensure families do not face their journey alone, working in partnership with local communities and businesses, like Tamworth SnowDome, to create memories to cherish.

In the past year, Acorns in the Black Country has supported over 210 children and their families.

The Acorns Room to Grow Appeal aims to raise £750,000 towards a number of significant upgrades at the Walstead Road site including 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.

For more information about the SnowDome’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland attraction, visit www.snowdome.co.uk

To find out more about how you can support Acorns and the charity’s Room to Grow Appeal, visit www.acorns.org.uk/roomtogrowappeal

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Photo caption: A selection of images from the Acorns Children’s Hospice visit to the SnowDome’s Winter Wonderland.

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

David Chamberlain
07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Nicki Robinson: 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.

  • It costs £27,000 every day 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.