Mithun Soul, proud Acorns Ambassador and well-known to many of us in the charity has sadly passed away.
Having accessed Acorns in the Black Country from a young boy, over the years Mithun developed many lifelong friendships. He was well-liked and respected by all his friends at Acorns and all the staff and volunteers that knew him.
Mithun loved Acorns and made many great memories. He would remember his visits fondly – how he would stay up late with friends watching movies and having midnight snacks.
After becoming an Acorns Ambassador 9 years ago, Mithun became a role model for others and a strong advocate for the charity. Throughout his time as ambassador he took part in many different duties for Acorns, attending meetings to influence the development of services, advising on website development and sharing his story through social media.
Mithun was also part of a group of Acorns Ambassadors that welcomed Adil Ray to Acorns as the writer and television presenter was officially made a Patron of the charity and was there to meet Citizen Khan in Adil’s memorable visit to Acorns in Birmingham in 2018.
In his own words, Mithun said: “I am proud to be an Ambassador for Acorns because I still get to be a part of Acorns, and I am able to give back for all the support they have given me by helping them to improve their services.
“This is what I enjoy most about being an Acorns Ambassador because it is not only being a part of Acorns, but also knowing that I have improved their services.”
Toby Porter, Acorns Chief Executive offered the deep sympathy of the entire Acorns family to Mithun’s family and friends: “We are so sad to hear this news. Mithun was a wonderful young man, who showed enormous resilience, courage and good humour, despite the health challenges he faced. As an Ambassador, Mithun did so much for us at Acorns, as well as for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where he was a Trailblazer. He left a great legacy of being kind and thinking of others and he will always be remembered at Acorns.”