Hot stuff! Step into the Fire for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Can you take the heat? Acorns Children’s Hospice is calling on brave soles to face their fears and step into the flames for a good cause in just a few weeks’ time.

Acorns Firewalk returns to the Black Country Living Museum on Thursday 12 March and will see participants walk barefoot across hot coals to raise money for the charity and its care for local children and their families.

Zoe Baggott, Acorns Senior Area and Events Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re excited to bring Acorns Firewalk back to the Black Country Living Museum next month and there is still plenty of time to sign up for this unmissable experience.

“Walking over fire is definitely one of the most extreme and exhilarating things you can do and while it might seem like scary stuff, professional fire walkers will be on hand to make sure everyone has the best possible time, all while raising vital funds for a Acorns.”

Acorns Firewalk will see the doors to the iconic Black Country Living Museum open after dark for this unmissable fundraiser, with exclusive nighttime access to the attraction.

Those not feeling so brave can come along to watch thrillseekers and enjoy seeing the museum at night.

Highlights on offer will include a vintage bus down to the docks, wander around the museum’s cobbled streets, schoolhouse and old shops and their world-famous traditional fish and chips.

Zoe added: “The Night at the Museum and Firewalk is perfect for all the family as there will be so much to see and do. Not only will you have a great evening and maybe even conquer the coals, you’ll be helping us continue our work caring for children and families.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 780 children and over 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.

The Night at the Museum and Firewalk event costs £40 when supporters pledge to raise £100 sponsorship and includes night entry into the museum.

Tickets for night entry into the museum are £10 for adults and £5 for children, with under 2s free.

For more information or to sign up for Acorns Night at the Museum and Firewalk, please visit


Photo caption: Brave soles are needed to face the fire for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /

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

Be among the daredevils walking over hot coals to help us fund our vital care and support.