Ambassador Moin shares his story at the House of Lords

Inspirational Pride of Britain winner and Acorns Children’s Hospice Ambassador Moin Younis was guest of honour at the House of Lords last week (Thursday 23 November) for a special charity event.

The event, organised by Hospice UK for supporters of the hospice sector, saw Moin share his story in a Q&A with Hospice UK CEO, Toby Porter, before taking questions from the floor.

Moin, 23, spoke powerfully about the vital work of hospices, how Acorns made a huge difference in his life and the memorable moment David Beckham surprised him at the Pride of Britain Awards.

He said: “I don’t think I’d be alive it wasn’t for Acorns Children’s Hospice, because the condition I have, it’s cruel, but every time I was going through something – Acorns was there to support me.

“Whether it was to go there for a week and get my mind off the pain, they were there. I couldn’t thank them enough for what they do.”

Toby Porter and Moin Younis at the House of Lords
Moin Younis and Toby Porter at the House of Lords

A profound effect on Moin’s life

Moin suffers from a rare and agonising genetic skin disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), and up to the age of 18 – Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham was like a second home.

The condition requires Moin to go through a lengthy and gruelling bandaging routine every single day. Despite this, he has dedicated his life to making a difference, inspiring others to make the most of life, regardless of their ability.

Moin has been an Ambassador for Acorns since he was a teenager, sharing at every opportunity how the charity has made a profound difference in his life.

It’s a role that has seen him recognised at the highest level. In 2017 Moin won a Pride of Britain award, through which he met David Beckham and Prince William.

The House of Lords event, a private briefing for Hospice UK supporters, was hosted by Hospice UK Vice President, The Rt. Hon Lord Howard of Lympne.  The event was aimed at highlighting the challenges the hospice sector is currently facing, in areas such as recruitment and the cost-of-living crisis – and share Hospice UK’s plans to address these issues.

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