Transport Firm Makes Special Delivery to Worcester Charity

Representatives from Marshall’s Transport at Acorns

A generous Evesham based transport firm has made a kindhearted special delivery to a local charity.

Marshall’s Transport Ltd, based in Throckmorton, has donated a wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Caddy to Acorns Children’s Hospice, to help the charity offer children and young people access to more experiences and activities in the local area.

George Simpson, Managing Director of Marshall’s and his son Brian, Commercial Director, visited Acorns Hospice based on the Bath Road, Worcester to meet staff, volunteers and children and officially hand over the keys to the vehicle.

George, said: “At Marshall’s we are committed to serving the community in whatever way we can and have chosen Acorns as our charity of the year. It’s an honour to be able to support a cause we know does so much vital work locally, caring for children and their families across Worcestershire.

“It was a pleasure to meet staff, volunteers and children from the charity and officially hand over the vehicle and we hope families and staff are able to put it to good use over the coming months and years.”

In the past year, Acorns has provided care to over 870 life limited and life threatened children across the West Midlands and more than 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

Katreena Barnes, Volunteers Manager at Acorns, said: “This is an immensely generous donation from Marshall’s Transport, allowing us to broaden the experiences we provide children and young people at Acorns.

“We rely on fundraising and donations from the community to continue, so a huge thank you to George and Brian for supporting our work and for choosing Acorns as their charity of the year for 2018.”

To find out more about Marshall’s Transport, please visit www.marshallsofevesham.co.uk

To find out how you can support Acorns this year, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/get-involved

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David Chamberlain, tel: 01564 825020 / 07817 612 422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk

Jamie Perry, tel: 01564 825063/ 07971 913 042 / jamie.perry@acorns.org.uk

Note 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 who we are helping to care for.

It costs £9.6 million a year to run our care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities.

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