Important news for families caring for a seriously ill child and children’s hospices like Acorns Children’s Hospice today as supermarket giant Morrisons announced they have reached £1 million already in their fundraising efforts for charity partner Together for Short Lives.
Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s children’s hospices, including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and families facing the heartbreak that their child will die young.
Morrisons hopes to raise £10 million over the three-year partnership to help us be there for families like Haniya, who has been supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Together for Short Lives CEO, Andy Fletcher says:
“The creativity and enthusiasm shown by Morrisons colleagues up and down the country during the first four months of our partnership have been just amazing! A huge thank you from Together for Short Lives to everyone who has worked so hard to reach the £1 million milestone – it will make such a difference to families caring for a seriously ill child.”
Morrisons CEO, David Potts says:
“We’re pleased to have reached the £1 million milestone for Together for Short Lives. Our colleagues and customers are passionate about raising vital funds for local children’s hospices so that they can provide seriously ill children and their families with opportunities to spend very highly valued time together.”
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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