Sheila’s story

Friends also get together regularly to raise funds. The local tennis club recently held a sponsored 24-hour tennis tournament and the family have received donations from work colleagues, Frances’ school and ARTS, a local theatre group that Frances attended.

The total amount in Frances’ Daisy Chain Tribute Fund now stands at over £9,000 and continues to grow.

Sheila said: “Acorns offers wonderful support in a time of need and we would do anything to help. Having a Daisy Chain Fund and seeing the amount that you have raised all in one place helps to motivate you to do more, you can see it growing and it helps you to see what a difference what you do makes.”

In 2007 Sheila’s niece Frances received end of life care at Acorns for the Three Counties. Since then Sheila and her family have been raising funds to help support our ongoing work.

The family decided to open a Daisy Chain Tribute Fund in memory of Frances. All the funds that the family, their friends and colleagues have raised since 2007 have been added to the Tribute Fund.

Both Sheila and her husband Doug, a keen runner, have taken part in various organised events including entering a family team into the Acorns Triple Run.  Most recently their daughter Claire, Frances’s cousin, took on a sponsored challenge, walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Trail. On special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and at Christmas, the family ask for donations to be made to Acorns instead of gifts.

Pictured here Claire, Frances’s cousin, took on a sponsored challenge, walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Trail.

The care we provide

Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0-18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support across the Heart of England. Acorns relies on the community to fund the majority of its activities. To learn more about what we do, please watch this video.