A long and lasting relationship with Acorns
He added: “It really is a charity that’s close to my heart and I learned of the amazing things it does in caring for life limited children and their families across the region. I would like this to be the start of a long and lasting relationship with the charity.”
Dan, along with employees, volunteers and sponsors, officially opened the new kitchen which was fully refitted thanks to local businesses who kindly donated their time, labour, fixtures and fittings for the project.
Dayrooms Kitchens, of Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, provided all labour and materials to refit the kitchen, while Mr U-PVC, based in Wolverhampton, provided new windows. Bion Electrical, also in Wolverhampton, carried out all the electrical work needed.
Nurse Rachel Price, at Acorns in Birmingham, said: “It was so exciting to have celebrity chef Dan in our kitchen to officially open this special space. Our kitchen and dining area means so much to us and our children and families – bringing so many people together to enjoy food, conversation and feel part of one big family.
“Dan served up such a treat and our kitchen team were thrilled to have him cooking alongside them. Huge thanks to Dan, Dayrooms and everyone who gave their time, hard work and commitment to make today possible. Together, we are stronger for local children and families.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for 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 700 children across the Black Country and wider West Midlands, and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.