Children’s Charity Announces New Director of Supporter Engagement

Acorns Children’s Hospice has announced the appointment of Noel Cramer as the charity’s new Director of Supporter Engagement.


Mr Cramer is due to take up the post from 1 October from the current director Louise Arnold. He will be joining Acorns from St George’s Hospital Charity in London where he is currently Director of Fundraising and Marketing.


Commenting on the appointment, Toby Porter, Acorns Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome such an experienced and successful fundraiser as Noel to the Acorns family.  He impressed all of us on the selection panel, not just with his skills and achievements, but with his obvious passion and sincere appreciation for Acorns as a charity.”


This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th anniversary, providing vital care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across the West Midlands.


Acorns is the UK’s largest children’s hospice charity, and operates three hospices, in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester.


In the past year the charity has cared for over 870 children and supported more than 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved. The charity needs to raise £10 million a year to fund its care work.


Mr Cramer said: “Joining Acorns allows me to take on a really exciting fresh challenge bringing the skills and experience I have been fortunate to accumulate.


“Working with the talented teams at Acorns I want to ensure more families and young people can access the specialist care that the charity provides. I can’t wait to get started.”


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Photo caption: Noel Cramer has been appointed Acorns new Director of Supporter Engagement.

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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.


  • This year Acorns is celebrating its 30th Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak was opened in 1988 by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. Acorns in the Black Country, Walsall opened in 1999 and Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester opened in 2005. To find out more about this year’s 30th celebrations and how you can get involved, visit


  • Acorns is currently the UK and the world’s largest children’s hospice charity, as measured by the number of children who we are helping to care for.


  • It costs nearly £10 million a year to run our services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.