‘Help us create a Black Country children’s hospice for the future’
Our vision is to unlock the potential of our Black Country hospice. Together, we can create a place where local children will get the specialist care they need for generations to come.
The future of our children’s hospice, Acorns in the Black Country, a service providing vital care for children and their families, was secured in 2021, thanks to the wonderful support of the local community who rallied behind the Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal.
With its future secure, now is the time to modernise the spaces where local children spend precious time. Our goal is to further enhance the experience of children and families visiting the hospice, by undertaking a major refurbishment.
The Acorns Room to Grow Appeal aims to raise £750,000 towards these much-needed improvements to help us create a Black Country hospice for the future.
Help us create a Black Country hospice for the future
We really appreciate every donation, however big or small. Donations received in support of the Acorns Room to Grow Appeal will be applied to the overall refurbishment project. Although not an exhaustive list, your gift will help fund elements such as construction costs, associated project costs including professional fees, mechanical and electrical costs, decoration and soft furnishings, communal areas. Thank you.
Acorns in the Black Country has now supported local children with specialist care for over 20 years, touching the lives of thousands of local children and their families.
Due to past financial constraints, no significant internal refurbishment has been possible for very many years. The level of nursing care and emotional support we provide is of the highest quality, and we want the children and families that rely on our services to enjoy the highest standards of décor and facilities to match.
This exciting, transformational project will involve upgrading the children’s bedrooms at the hospice, which are used for children at Acorns for end-of-life care, symptom management. emergency and planned short breaks. There will also be a brand-new, purpose-built arts and crafts room, called Isabella’s Place, where children will enjoy the freedom of expression through art.
The room is named ‘Isabella’s Place’, in honour of Isabella Lyttle who spent many happy hours among the glitter and crayons, and in gratitude to the extraordinary efforts of her parents Mark Lyttle and Jen Dalton in rallying the community to save our hospice.
Amongst other improvements, the special bedrooms where families can spend precious moments with their child after they have died, the family care suite and the expansion of the hospice dining room are all part of this exciting development.
We are so proud of everything the amazing teams based at Acorns in the Black Country have done over the past 20 years, providing love and care to countless children and families. During the pandemic, the hospice remained open every single day providing the vital services local people needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now we are ready to unlock the potential of our Black Country hospice and together create a place where local children will get the specialist care they need for generations to come.
Visit our updates page to find out how the Acorns Room To Grow Appeal is progressing. Read our Fundraising updates and see the latest news on the refurbishment.
Through the refurbishment process, we are working in partnership with St Giles Hospice to continue to provide our children’s hospice care to families who access services at Acorns in the Black Country. Find out more about our partnership and any other questions you may have here.
Artists impressions of the redevelopment of Acorns in the Black Country