Much-Loved Charity Shop is Moving to Prime Location


The Acorns Children’s Hospice Shop in Tamworth is closing – but shoppers can look forward to its exciting reopening in a sought-after town centre location.


The Church Street shop will close its doors for the final time at 3pm this Saturday (August 18), with the new high street store opening just five days later.


Tamworth shop Manager, James Kilner said: “We’ve got some fabulous improvements coming as part of the shop’s relocation, including a new bridal collection and military memorabilia section. We hope Tamworth shoppers will come and check out the new store once it opens to help support Acorns and the families it cares for.”


Acorns new-look high street shop, which is situated near Home Bargains, will be unveiled on Thursday, August 23 at 10am.

Val Hammond, Acorns Head of Retail, added: “The Acorns shop in Church Street has been supported by loyal Tamworth shoppers for 18 years. But now is the right time to upgrade our premises and move Acorns onto the high street.


“We can’t wait to unveil the new store to customers and thank them for bearing with us while the relocation takes place. We hope the community will continue to support us for many years to come from our new premises in George Street.”


Acorns has more than 50 shops on high streets across the Midlands raising money towards the £10 million per year the charity needs to continue proving vital care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families.


Donating good quality items including clothing, shoes, toys, books, CDs and DVDs and household goods is a quick way to support Acorns and all profits made go directly back to the charity.


Acorns is appealing for more volunteers to put their spare time and talent to good use at one of the charity’s retail shops. For more information about volunteering opportunities, please visit




Photo caption: Acorns Church Street shop is to close this weekend as the charity shop relocates to new premises on the high street. Pictured with shop Manager James Kilner (far right) are volunteers Gillian Rhodes, Karl Latham, David Baker and Dean Martin.



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

David Chamberlain: 01564 825020 / 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 01564 825062 / 07814 302153 /


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 anniversary. 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.


• To find out more about Acorns, please visit