A very big thank you!

Thanks to the support of our local community, people like you, all these magical moments have been made possible for the children and families at Acorns.

We were very lucky to be visited by a donkey and Captain Jack Sparrow on our seaside day. Staff and volunteers dressed up, we made sandcastles and ice creams were available for everyone.

Who doesn’t love getting covered in paint and glue? We certainly do at our hospices. We had a great time making painted pictures at a recent Stay and Play session.

We were lucky to be visited by Music in Hospitals and Care who played us beautiful harp versions of some of our favourite songs, including Baby Shark!

There isn’t a mountain these nurses (and pug, Henry) can’t climb. This photo was taken at the top of Snowdon after these fearless Acorns nurses took on the 3,560ft to raise money for Acorns in Walsall.

Lots of fun was had when we learnt about creepy crawlies by doing butterfly paintings and making bees and ladybirds out of rocks.

Kevin, one of our physiotherapists, took on the huge challenge of The Race Across Europe. Kev cycled 2,933 miles from Calais, crossing the Alps and finishing in Gibraltar to raise money for Acorns. Amazing!

Riley had some lovely things to say about our Nurses when making our National Nurses Day display, including ‘kind’, ‘caring’ and ‘awesome’. We couldn’t have put it better!

Our open garden at our Birmingham hospice attracted lots of families and local residents. Face painting, plant sales and cakes were on offer for all to get involved raising an amazing £2,800 to support our care. The sun came out too!

We are so grateful to everyone in our community who donates and chooses to raise money to support the children and families we care for.