Acorns Benefits from Charity Partnership with Worcester Entrepreneur

Nick Baxter installs a Safety Screen at Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester

Children and families supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice are set to benefit thanks to a charity partnership spearheaded by a Worcester Warriors legend’s business venture.

Worcester entrepreneur, Nick Baxter, ex professional rugby star and MD of Baxter Williams has announced 5% of sales from The Safety Screen – a patented workplace screen to combat the spread of coronavirus – will go towards the charity and its specialist palliative care for children and families.

Nick Baxter, a prolific try-scorer and popular fixture at Sixways during his Warriors days, visited Acorns hospice on the Bath Road to launch the partnership and donate one of the screens to be used by the hospice.

Nick said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support Acorns Children’s Hospice. Providing the right safety equipment to help businesses get back to work quickly and safely has always been our main focus, and now we can support a fantastic local charity at the same time.”

Vicki Rowles, Head of Fundraising at Acorns, said: “We are immensely grateful to Nick for choosing Acorns to benefit from his latest venture. Not only can businesses help ensure their workplaces are safe, but the proceeds will go directly to local life limited children and their families who rely on the vital services Acorns provides.”

Acorns has been at the forefront in the battle against coronavirus, providing children’s hospice care and support to the most vulnerable families and has been coordinating deliveries of food and essentials to isolated families during the height of the crisis.

It costs the charity, which cares for families from across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, almost £11 million every year to continue – the bulk of which comes from donations and fundraising.

To find out more about The Safety Screen visit www.thesafetyscreen.co.uk or call 01905 676 288.

To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk

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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
 
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.

  • It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities. 

Baxter Williams

With their ethos of ‘Connecting exceptional people’, Baxter Williams is a recruitment consultancy supporting companies from SMEs to PLCs by delivering bespoke solutions to individual requirements.

Based in Worcester, Baxter Williams was founded by former professional rugby player Nick Baxter, who played for Worcester Warriors and the Barbarians before transitioning into recruitment at the end of his rugby career. 

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