Huge Boost for Acorns Appeal Thanks to £30,000 Donation

An urgent Appeal to save a Black Country hospice has received a huge boost thanks to a generous £30,000 donation.

The impressive amount was donated following the fundraising efforts of Salisbury Poultry Ltd, based in Bilston – including a glittering 30th Anniversary Ball (November 9th), at which Acorns was a chosen charity.

Proceeds from the evening, which was held at Royale Banqueting Suite in Wolverhampton, were split between Acorns and Cancer Research UK, who shared part of the £50,000 raised by the company.

Acorns Chief Executive, Toby Porter, said: “This is a phenomenally generous donation from Salisbury Poultry from their fantastic 30th Anniversary Ball – at which we were thrilled to be one of the chosen charities for the evening.

“I can’t express how important the support of the local community and businesses like Salisbury Poultry are to Acorns – to help us continue providing our care.

“The amount has taken us a huge step towards our £2 million Appeal target and has helped us pass half a million – which is a significant milestone.

“On behalf of every Black Country child and their family who rely on Acorns specialist care and support, my heartfelt thank you to everyone at the company their customers and suppliers for their kindness.

Since Acorns launched the Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal in July, the Appeal is a quarter of the way to its £2million target having reached the £500,000 mark earlier this month.

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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.
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