Charity’s New Lottery Offers Weekly Jackpot of £25,000

What would you spend your winnings on? The beach is calling for Acorns in the Black Country’s deputy head nurse Carmel Forrest and nurse Sarah James.

A cash prize of £25,000 is up for grabs every week in a new community lottery launched by Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The weekly Saturday evening draw has been launched to help fund the charity’s work caring for children and families.

From every £1 ticket sold, 73p will go directly towards Acorns care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions. The remaining 27p funds the lottery management and prize fund.

Abi Floyd, Individual Giving Manager for Acorns, said: “We’re so excited about the launch of our new Weekly Lottery.

“Not only will players get the chance to win up to £25,000 every week, they will be helping us fund our vital care and create precious moments for the children and families at Acorns.”

How it works:
• For each £1 ticket, players will receive a unique 6-digit ticket number.
• The draw closes at 5pm every Friday.
• The draw will take place every Saturday night at 5.45pm.
• Match all six numbers in the correct order and you win the £25,000 jackpot.
• Match five numbers in the correct place to win £1,000.
• Match four numbers in the correct place to win £100.
• Match three numbers in the correct place to win £10.

Abi added: “We rely on donations and fundraising by the local community for 70% of our income so players will be making a real difference. Every month you play our lottery, you would pay for a child to have a meal at one of our hospices. By playing for a year, you will help pay for a family member to stay overnight at one of our hospices. So, what are you waiting for? Please sign up now.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides care, support, fun and laughter to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 870 children and supported more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.

It costs nearly £10 million a year to run Acorns services and the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the community and local businesses for the majority of this amount.

To sign up for Acorns Weekly Lottery, please visit


Photo caption: Acorns Children’s Hospice has launched a new weekly lottery… What would you spend your winnings on?

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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /

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 nearly £10 million a year 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