Rotary Club’s Super Effort Raises ‘Money, Money, Money’ for Local Hospices

‘‘Thank you’ for the donation… From left: Barry Jones (Malvern Rotary Club), Carol Pratt (Community Fundraising Development Manager for Acorns), Andrew Bartlett (Malvern Rotary Club), Toby Porter (Acorns Chief Executive) and Duncan Williams (Malvern Rotary Club) at Acorns for the Three Counties.

Super troopers have raised £8,000 for local children and adults living with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

 

Money, money, money poured in for Acorns Children’s Hospice and St Richard’s Hospice, thanks to an ABBA tribute celebration organised by the Rotary Club of Malvern.

 

The musical fundraising feat was joined by the Rotary Club’s successful charity golf day, which raised a further £2,150 for Acorns, bringing the total £6,150. While St Richard’s is set to receive an additional boost of £500 from the Club’s Spring Draw.

Toby Porter, Chief Executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “What an incredible amount! I can’t thank the Rotary Club of Malvern and its supporters enough. This money will make a huge difference to the children in our care and their families.

 

“Acorns relies on the help of our generous supporters to fund our specialist services – £6,150 is nearly enough to pay for an entire day at an Acorns hospice.”

The ABBA celebration included a performance from top tribute act Bootleg ABBA, who have performed alongside Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Adam Lambert.

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director at St Richard’s Hospice, added: “We had such a fun night at the concert, enjoying all the best ABBA hits! And we’re absolutely delighted the show raised so much for our care – for example, £4,000 could pay for a highly skilled and experienced Nurse Specialist for a month, offering support to patients in their own homes which is tailored to their needs.

 

“On behalf of the hospice team, I would like to thank the Rotary Club for its fantastic support of St Richard’s.”

Andrew Bartlett, President Nominee for the Rotary Club of Malvern, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support these fantastic causes and help fund their crucial care. It was a brilliant evening full of singing and dancing – thank you to everyone who came along and helped us raise money for these two important charities.”

Acorns provides specialist palliative care to life limited and life threatened children and young people, as well as support for the family. In the past year Acorns has provided care to more than 870 children and over 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved. 

To find out how you could support Acorns, visit www.acorns.org.uk

 

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Photo caption: Thank you’ for the donation… From left: Barry Jones (Malvern Rotary Club), Carol Pratt (Community Fundraising Development Manager for Acorns), Andrew Bartlett (Malvern Rotary Club), Toby Porter (Acorns Chief Executive) and Duncan Williams (Malvern Rotary Club) at Acorns for the Three Counties.

For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk

Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 / nicki.robinson@acorns.org.uk

Jamie Perry: 01564 825063 / 07971 913042 / jamie.perry@acorns.org.uk

 

 

Notes to editors:

 

 

About Acorns Children’s Hospice:

 

  • 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 www.acorns.org.uk/30years

 

  • 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 care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities. 

 

 

 

About the Rotary Club of Malvern:

 

  • The Rotary Club of Malvern will continue fundraising for Acorns into 2019. Events schedule to take place include a Bootleg ABBA concert on March 23, 2019 at the Malvern Theatres Forum and a charity Golf Day on May 10, 2019 at the Worcestershire Golf Club Malvern Wells.

 

  • For more details about the Rotary Club of Malvern and its events, email Andrew Bartlett at: andrew2@sky.com