West Midlands Firm Sponsors Charity’s Stylish Fundraising Ball

Family run builders merchant Tippers is switching on the style to help a charity host its annual fundraising ball.

The Lichfield-based company has been announced as the headline sponsor for the next glittering gathering from Acorns Children’s Hospice, which aims to raise vital funds for the charity and its work caring for children across the West Midlands.

The Acorns Peaky Blinders Ball, which takes place next Friday (May 10), will see guests transported back to 1920s Birmingham for an evening of entertainment themed around the popular BBC TV drama.

Natalia Keene, partnership fundraising manager at Acorns, said: “Tippers are a dedicated and longstanding supporter of Acorns and we’re very grateful for their continued sponsorship which will help us continue our invaluable care for families across the region.

“With Tippers support, we’re sure Acorns Peaky Blinders Ball will be roaring success. We’re very excited – it’s going to be a great night.”

Tippers has previously sponsored the popular Acorns Santa Run and was the headline sponsor of Acorns 30th Anniversary Great Gatsby Ball.

Tippers Director Andrew Tipper said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting Acorns by sponsoring the charity’s Peaky Blinders Ball.

“We know Acorns makes a huge difference to children and families across Lichfield and the West Midlands and does some amazing work in the local community. We’re honoured to play a supporting role in that.”

It costs £7,000 per day per hospice to run Acorns care and services and the charity has set an ambitious fundraising target for the ball.

The event, which is taking place at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, will feature a three-course meal and guests will receive an Angry Arthur cocktail on arrival. Guests will also get the chance to bid on a range of Peaky Blinders merchandise, including a souvenir suit from Garrison Tailors, which has been generously donated by the show’s creator Steven Knight.

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


Photo caption: On the ball… Tippers is sponsoring Acorns Peaky Blinders Ball. Pictured are Bill, Andrew, Amy and Joe Tipper.

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.

• 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 www.acorns.org.uk