Acorns proud to be stronger together at Birmingham Pride 2024

For the first time ever Acorns Children’s Hospice joined one of the biggest and most important LGBTQ+ festivals in the UK – and it was a spectacular success.

It was a beautiful, sunny day as thousands of people lined the streets of Birmingham city centre to watch the colourful Pride parade.

Applause and cheers rang out for Acorns from the crowds, as colleagues and volunteers waved flags and blew whistles to raise awareness of the charity’s vital care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

Colleagues shone as they wore rainbow colours, glitter, garlands and specially made t-shirts and proudly carried a large Acorns banner.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, and support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 750 children across the West Midlands, and supported almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

This care and support is provided from Acorns three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

Acorns needs around £30,000 each day to provide its children’s hospice care, with two thirds of that amount coming from generous donations and fundraising by the local community.

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