Lichfield Firm to Fund Three Days of Care at Acorns

Family run builders merchants Tippers are helping make a difference to children and their families by funding three days of care at a local children’s hospice.

The Lichfield-based company is donating the funds for three days, worth £21,000, to Acorns Children’s Hospice to support the charity’s care for life limited and life threatened children across the region.

Tippers have previously sponsored the popular Acorns Santa Run and will also be the headline sponsor of Acorns 30th Anniversary Great Gatsby Ball (11 May) bringing the total donated to an impressive £33,500.

Amanda Smallman, Senior Fundraising Manager visited Tippers on Europa Way for the official cheque handover. She said: “Tippers are a long standing and dedicated supporter of our work and we are extremely grateful for this most recent donation.

“It costs us £7,000 every 24 hours, per hospice to provide our vital care and services, both in the hospice and in the community. On behalf of everyone from Acorns I’d like to give a huge thank you to Tippers. We’re really looking forward to continuing our partnership for the next 30 years.”

Amy Tipper, Director at Tippers, said: “We are thrilled to continue our support for Acorns Children’s Hospice and the vital work they carry out in the local community.

“We know Acorns does some amazing work across Lichfield and the West Midlands, so it’s a real honour for us to be able to play a role in supporting that.”

In the last year, Acorns has supported over 870 children and more than 1090 families, including those who are bereaved.

It costs nearly £10 million a year to run Acorns services and the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the community and local businesses for the majority of this amount.

To find out how you could support Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk

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David Chamberlain, tel: 01564 825020 / 07817 612 422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Jamie Perry, tel: 01564 825063/ 07971 913 042 / jamie.perry@acorns.org.uk

Note 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.

This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th anniversary year. Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak was opened in 1988 by Diana Princess of Wales. Acorns in the Black Country, Walsall opened in 1999 and Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester opened in 2005.

To find out more about this year’s 30th celebrations and how you can get involved, visit www.acorns.org.uk/30years

Acorns is currently the UK and the world’s largest children’s hospice charity, as measured by the number of children who we are helping to care for.

It costs nearly £10 million a year to run our care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities.

To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/30years