A charity which provides lifeline care and support for some of the most vulnerable children and families across the West Midlands is calling for the public to make giving back their New Year’s resolution.
Whether it be joining a fundraiser, becoming a volunteer or making a donation to its shops, Acorns Children’s Hospice is urging people to support their local hospice throughout 2021.
Vicki Rowles, Head of Fundraising at Acorns, said: “2020 was a really challenging year for many. The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about how you can make positive changes, including helping others.
“We need the public’s support as much as ever as we continue caring for some of the most vulnerable children and families in our community, which is why we’re asking people to make supporting Acorns their New Year’s Resolution.
“There’s a whole host of ways you can join Team Acorns – and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.”
Fundraising is a fun way to help Acorns make every day count for life limited children and their families. With the uncertainty of local Covid-19 restrictions, the charity will be offering a range of virtual events.
Volunteering with Acorns makes a real difference, whether it be at one of the charity’s three hospices or in over 45 of Acorns retail shops.
Local businesses can get behind Acorns by partnering with the charity, playing a key role in Acorns mission to provide its specialist care for every family who needs it.
And people can donate. Whether it’s a single or regular gift, all donations help Acorns continue its work. You can also donate pre-loved items to Acorns shops which are crucial for keeping their shelves fully stocked.
Vicki added: “There are lots of ways for people to give something back to Acorns in 2021. So as people take stock of their lives and plan for the year ahead, we’d be delighted if they choose to support Acorns. It will make a real difference to the children and families we help.”
Acorns Children Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.
It costs Acorns £27,000 each day to provide its vital care and support services from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.
The charity relies on generous donations and fundraising by the public and local businesses for the majority of funds it needs.