Bradley Addison – a tribute

Bradley Addison – a tribute

We are devastated to share the news that the wonderful Bradley Addison has sadly passed away aged just 18. A committed Acorns Ambassador and huge A...

Jack’s story

16 year old Jack had cerebral palsy and visited Acorns for the Three Counties, our children’s hospice in Worcester. Sadly, in November 2020, ...

Impact Report 2021

A time like no other We feel genuinely privileged that since day one of the Covid crisis, we have been able to care for some of the most vulnerable...

Your legacy, your difference

Ella and her parents

Did you know that gifts in Wills play a vital role in funding our care? Gifts from generous supporters remembering Acorns Children’s Hospice in t...

Volunteering

Charlotte, a retail volunteer

Did you know, we currently have 1,300 amazing volunteers* who give their time at our hospices, shops, fundraising events and in the local community...

Discover your local Acorns shop

blogger wearing Acorns charity shop clothes

Our hospice charity shops play a vital role in raising funds for Acorns, generating around £1 million towards our care every year. With a network ...

Take part in an event

Wolf Run team

By taking part in one of our exciting events you’ll be doing something truly amazing. Not only will you help raise funds to support our vital car...

Get your business involved!

DHL staff supporting Acorns

The local business community makes a significant contribution to the annual cost of delivering Acorns care services. In fact, we simply couldn’t ...

Give a special gift

Ruth, Nurse at Acorns Children's Hospice

Over the past year, donations from the local community have provided 60% of the funding we need to run our vital care services. That’s an inc...

Esme’s story

This Hospice Care Week we’re sharing Esme’s story to highlight the importance of local children’s hospice care. Esme is a very ha...

Acorns Inspirations Number 2

Acorns Parent Carer Champion Tony Frobisher has started a new blog series called ‘Acorns Inspirations’, he’ll be chatting to some...

Acorns Inspirations Number 1

Acorns Parent Carer Champion Tony Frobisher has started a new blog series called ‘Acorns Inspirations’, he’ll be chatting to some...

The Power of Music

Mum Cara with her daughter Ellana who uses Acorns and her son Lucas at a Music Therapy session with Leanne. Cara holds Ellana above a large drum so she can feel the vibrations with her feet while Lucas bangs a rhythm

Music therapy is a powerful medium and great tool for children at Acorns. Music therapist Leanne explains the importance of her sessions and says m...

Bringing People Together with Food

Three Counties Chef Martyn knows the power of food – for your health, growth, and general nutrition. But it is also something he believes can...

Cycle Star Duncan Mathieson

Duncan streamed his 12 hour stationary cycle challenge on Instagram Live

Inspirational fundraisers like Duncan have been pushing themselves to the limit so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to theirs Acorns V...

Walking Wonder Dave Wall

David Wall's 5 million steps challenge

Inspirational fundraisers like Dave have been pushing themselves to the limit so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to theirs Dave Wall ...

Cycling Sensation Ali Jones

Ali Jones raises her bike over her head in celebration at the top of Pooley Mound

Inspirational fundraisers like Ali have been pushing themselves to the limit so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to theirs Acorns char...

Channel Champion Alex Grove

Alex swimming

Inspirational fundraisers like Alex have been pushing themselves to the limit so children’s hospices aren’t pushed to theirs Ex-Worcest...

The importance of hydrotherapy

What is hydrotherapy and why is it so important for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families? Hydrotherapy is...

Why Will writing is so important

Learn why writing your Will is so important from Legacy and In Memory Manager Lindsay June is Make a Will Month at Acorns Children’s Hospice and ...

Nurturing with nature

Donate to Acorns Children's Hospice

To mark National Gardening Week find out how the gardens at our children’s hospices play a special role in our care for life limited and life...

Ezra’s story

Ezra smiling wearing his backpack

Stratford family receives vital support from their local children’s hospice Meet Ezra – a little boy with one of the biggest smiles. His mu...

Hugh’s story

Child with multisensory equipment at Acorns

A protective little bubble When Hugh was born, apart from a bout of pneumonia he was discharged as a completely healthy baby. Quite quickly however...

Jacob’s story

Child taking part in a support group on Zoom

Standing together with isolated families For a child like Jacob, being shielded at home for his safety is nothing new. Jacob’s heart conditi...

Covid-19 Information for Families

Updated 5 January 2021 Following the Government announcement on 4 January 2021 of new lockdown restrictions for England – Acorns will continu...

‘If I knew then what I know now’

“I feel so lucky to see how happy the children are in Acorns care“ My name is Mel and I have the privilege of being an Area fundraiser ...

Sophia’s story

“It’s all about fun and feels just like visiting family“ Sophia is a little miracle. At two days old, she suffered a cardiac arrest i...

Your Impact Report 2020

Thanks to you Whether you’re one of our generous supporters, amazing volunteers, dedicated and highly skilled members of staff, or our many value...

Haniya’s story

There for her and me Happy little Haniya is always smiling. Hear how Acorns cares not just for Haniya, but for the whole family, from her mum Shaba...

Charlotte’s Facebook fundraiser

To mark her 21st birthday, Charlotte decided to create a Facebook birthday fundraiser to remember her cousin Matthew Pictured left to right: Jess, ...

Build a den for Ben

Ben’s family and friends commemorated his birthday with one of his favourite things Ben and sister Lydia  This year would have been Ben’s ...

Mel’s Story

I guess we would always describe ourselves as a “normal” happy go lucky family, very much part of our local community. Matthew was born a perfe...

Ella’s story

Kirsty and Ella

In 2012, on the 10th October I gave birth to my first child, a beautiful baby girl called Ella. It was love at first sight and I couldn’t have be...

The Heavenly Ladder

Today started off emotional as the whole group dressed in Yellow as a surprise for Kirsty in memory of her daughter Ella who would have been 6 toda...

Fundraising Champions

I sit down to write this blog having just completed a 10-mile training walk with a fellow trekker.  My feet ache, my back aches and my face is...

These Boots Are Made for Walking

Kirsty’s blog: These Boots Are Made for Walking Hear from our family ambassador Kirsty Murray through our regular blog series as she prepares...

The other reasons to love Acorns

Kirsty’s blog: The other reasons to love Acorns Hear from our family ambassador Kirsty Murray through our regular blog series as she prepares...

To the real Superheroes

Happy #SuperheroDay! Hear from our family ambassador Kirsty Murray through our regular blog series as she prepares to take on our Great Wall of Chi...

My New Best Friends

Kirsty’s blog: The first step of a long adventure Hear from our family ambassador Kirsty Murray through our regular blog series as she prepar...

Arthur’s Story

New parents Charlene and Ashley were overjoyed at the arrival of baby Arthur and couldn’t wait to get him home. However, at home they began to no...

1981 – Peter’s memories

“As Headmaster of a large Birmingham school for children with an array of disabilities, I was periodically faced with the death of a pupil, a...

Dec 1988: Sandra’s memories

Fainting drama as Princess Diana was about to open hospice The kitchens were a hive of activity preparing for the arrival of Princess Diana to offi...