Acorns Patron helps mark milestone

Cecil Duckworth OBE has once again demonstrated his on-going commitment to Acorns Children’s Hospice as the Charity celebrates its 25th anniversary.

In a recent visit to the Bath Road site in Worcester with his wife, Beatrice, the patron was given an update on the charity’s plans for the future whilst also taking the time to meet with children, families, staff and volunteers.

The founder of Worcester Bosch Group and Chairman of Worcester Warriors Rugby Club is a long standing major supporter of the Charity. He played a fundamental role in the realisation of the vision to build a third hospice in Worcester, opened in 2005.

David Strudley, chief executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice, commented: “It’s always great to welcome patrons into the hospice so they can catch up with developments first hand and speak to the individuals benefiting from the charity.  Cecil was a driving force behind building and establishing the hospice and remains a wonderful supporter of all we do here at Acorns.  The Warriors also make such a difference to our lives and those of our children and families.

“Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester is currently providing care and support for over 180 children and over 230 families, including those that are bereaved. It has cared for over 370 children from across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire since it opened eight years ago.

“Cecil’s contribution at the beginning of the project was significant and has not diminished. We are just as grateful today as we were then for his support.”

Mr Duckworth is donating the loyalties from his autobiography ‘Worcester Warrior’ to Acorns and handed over a cheque for the latest instalment during the visit.
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