Red Carpet Treatment as Stylish Charity Ball Raises £29,000 for Children and Families

Tickets to the world premiere of Peaky Blinders new series capped a stylish charity ball which raised an incredible £29,000 for local children and families.

Guests were transported back to 1920s Birmingham with Acorns Children’s Hospice to the old stomping ground of the city’s most notorious gang, for an evening of fine dining, dancing and fantastic auction prizes.

The Acorns Peaky Blinders Ball, which took place at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth on Friday 10 May, was held to raise vital funds for the charity and its work caring for children across the West Midlands.

Toby Porter, Acorns Chief Executive, said: “A huge thank you to all the guests and supporters who attended what was a stunning night at Fazeley Studios helping to support some of the most remarkable children and families across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

“I truly believe there are no families more deserving than those we have the privilege to support at Acorns.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Birmingham and the West Midlands, and support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for over 870 children and supported more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.

Toby added: “I would like to thank Tippers for their generous support as the sponsors of Acorns ball. We are so grateful for their continued encouragement and support, which is so appreciated by everyone at Acorns.

“Special thanks must also go to Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders and a constant friend of Acorns. Steven very graciously donated some fabulous auction prizes including tickets to the world premiere of season five of Peaky Blinders and a souvenir suit from Garrison Tailors.”

Acorns relies on the support of the community and local businesses for 70% of the £10million it must raise each year to fund its vital care and services.

To find out more about Acorns, please visit


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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.

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

• 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