Acorns Children’s Hospice Charity Shop Hits Tamworth High Street

Acorns Children’s Hospice has hit the high street in Tamworth with the opening of a brand-new town centre charity shop.

The grand opening today (Thursday, August 23) marks Acorns relocation from its former Church Street home to brand-new premises in George Street.

The ribbon cutting was performed by dedicated volunteer Margaret Rowley, who has given her time to Acorns for the last 18 years.

Margaret, who was inspired to volunteer for the charity after her daughter, Colleen, received care at Acorns in Birmingham, said: “It’s my absolute pleasure to open Tamworth’s new shop.

“I’ve seen what a difference money raised in Acorns shops makes to children and families. Without Acorns, my family and I would have had nothing. The amount of support they gave us, not just my daughter, was amazing.”

The new-look shop has an exciting new bridal range as well as a military memorabilia section. It also boasts an updated colour scheme and improved interior design, while offering the same high-quality items at bargain prices.

Val Hammond, Acorns Head of Retail, said: “We’re thrilled to unveil this new-look shop on Tamworth’s busy high street. By visiting Acorns shops, shoppers can get their hands on some great bargains while helping us continue our work caring for children and families.”

Acorns has more than 50 shops on high streets across the Midlands raising money towards the £10 million per year the charity needs to continue proving vital care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families.

Donating good quality items including clothing, shoes, toys, books, CDs and DVDs and household goods is a quick way to support Acorns and all profits made go directly back to the charity.

Acorns is appealing for more volunteers to put their spare time and talent to good use at one of the charity’s retail shops. For more information about volunteering opportunities, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/shop-volunteer

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Photo caption: Staff at Tamworth’s new Acorns shop celebrate the store’s official reopening.

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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk

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.

• This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak was opened in 1988 by HRH 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 services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.

• To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk