A charity that provides vital care to local children is from today (23 May) dedicating a week of appreciation to express gratitude to its supporters across the West Midlands.
Acorns Children’s Hospice, which in the past year has cared for 704 children and their families across the West Midlands and Gloucestershire, is thanking supporters in the region for helping make its care possible.
The Acorns Thank You Week (23rd – 29th May) will see grateful colleagues from across the charity thank as many of its supporters as possible through letter, email, phone and in-person.
On Wednesday 25th May, Acorns fundraising teams will also be holding a special ‘thank-a-thon’, picking up the phone and personally calling supporters to thank them for their contribution over the past year.
Acorns Chief Executive, Toby Porter, said: “This week we wanted to take the opportunity to show our many friends across the community how much we value their amazing support – support which is right now benefiting hundreds of local families.
“The generosity of local people and organisations who kindly fundraise, run, walk, bake cakes, jump out of planes, or volunteer their time in our hospices, events or shops is phenomenal and completely humbling.
“Acorns Thank You Week is all about showing our gratitude and highlighting that incredible support, without which we wouldn’t be able to continue.”
Acorns provide specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across the West Midlands and Gloucestershire.
The charity’s work includes a diverse number of services, including support for parents, siblings and grandparents, short breaks, emergency and end of life care.
At the charity’s three hospices, children have access to a homely environment staffed with highly skilled nursing teams and can take part in a range of fun, educational and therapeutic activities, regardless of ability.
The vast majority of funds Acorns needs to continue comes from donations and the profits of its network of charity shops.
Toby added: “Without the generosity of local people and organisations – it simply would not be possible to provide the vital care local families need across our region whether it’s in the hospice or in the home
“So, whoever you are and however you support us, on behalf of everyone at Acorns, a huge thank you!”
It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provide its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.
To find out more about Acorns Thank You Week, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/thankyouweek
For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:
David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / email@example.com
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.
- It costs £27,000 every day 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 www.acorns.org.uk