Fearless fundraisers stepped-out at the weekend in the ultimate battle of the elements for two of Birmingham’s best-loved charities.
The Fire and Ice Walk at Millennium Point on Friday (11th March) saw hundreds of ‘brave soles’ test their limits by walking over hot coals or broken glass to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice and LoveBrum.
The big Brummie bash saw 86 #TeamFire or #TeamIce participants raise a whopping £38,000 for the two causes, with more money expected, to help them continue their vital work across Birmingham.
David Levick, Events Manager at Acorns, said: “What an amazing night! It was a real showcase for everything that’s great about our city. There was a fantastic atmosphere and a huge thank you to all the participants.
“Everyone showed great bravery and the amount raised was phenomenal. This money will make a huge difference in communities in Birmingham and beyond for these two vital causes.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.
In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.
LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer-led and that deliver real change. The charity aims to support over 36 projects per year, and to reach-out to all corners of the second city.
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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.
- To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk