It was a proud night for Acorns at the Innovation Awards on Friday (27th October) with special recognition for the charity’s groundbreaking Family Portal and a fantastic £8,000 raised towards local families.
Acorns joined nominees from across the region at the event, held to celebrate organisations and individuals who show exceptional dedication to innovation.
The Acorns Family Portal, an online tool for families and the first of its kind for a UK children’s hospice was nominated for the Community Innovator award.
The Portal, launched by Acorns in 2022, gives families access to key information about the care being delivered to their child at one of the charity’s three hospices and allows them to submit hospice bookings from the comfort of their own home, connecting them directly to the hospice admin teams.
Trevor Johnson, Acorns Chief Executive and Jessica Ashe, Programme Manager at Acorns represented the charity on the evening, held at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham. Acorns was official charity on the night and a fantastic £8,000 was raised from bucket collection, silent auction and raffle.
Local youth charity Free@Last were eventual winners in the Community Innovator charity, but it was a proud night for Acorns in recognition of the charity’s trailblazing work.
Jessica Ashe, said: “It’s an honour to see Acorns and our work celebrated at the Innovation Awards and we’re thrilled that our work has been recognised in this way. The Family Portal has transformed the way in which we engage with families, better supporting the needs of the children we care for.”