Community Donates Incredible £30,000 after Kings Heath Shop Break-in

Acorns CEO Toby Porter returns to the shop in Kings Heath

Community’s Extraordinary Response Following Break-in at Kings Heath Charity Shop

Our charity shop in Kings Heath was broken into overnight on June 7 into June 8, with thieves causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

The deeply disappointing news was shared by media across the country and has inspired such generosity from our supporters.

We are overwhelmed with joy to share that together you have raised over £30,000 for Acorns in 24 hours through a special JustGiving page, over the phone and via this website.

This money will not only cover the cost of the repairs, but will pay for four whole days of care at one of our hospices. We’ve also had some incredibly generous offers of support from local businesses and traders to help fix the damage and donations of equipment.  

You are truly amazing – thank you!

Acorns Chief Executive Toby Porter issued this statement: “What a difference a day makes! A day that started out with such sadness and disappointment has been completely turned around thanks to the compassion and generosity of our local community. The response to the news that one of our shops had been burgled and vandalised has been truly heartwarming.

“The purpose of our 45 Acorns charity shops is to generate the funds we need to provide our vital children’s hospice care. Facing significant costs repairing our Kings Heath shop yesterday, we are thrilled and humbled to announce that hundreds of amazing supporters have made donations via our website and a special JustGiving page, and together they have donated a total of just over £30,000 in 24 hours.

“It costs £7,000 to fund all of the costs of one of our children’s hospices and their family services for a day. So this response to this one shocking event is now going to pay for four full days of world-class children’s hospice care at one of our hospices. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”