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 their Wills make up around 37%* of the money we raise from the community?
A gift in your Will could make all the difference for families like Kirsty’s who are using Acorns services. When Kirsty’s daughter, Ella, was diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic condition, Miller-Dieker syndrome, she suffered multiple seizures a day, was unable to eat, sit, talk or even hold her head. Kirsty and her family turned to Acorns for support.
“Acorns was the only place I ever got to be just a mum, I wasn’t a carer or a nurse. The staff are amazing, they take on all the things that weighed me down on a normal day. They helped with feeds, drawing up and giving medication as well as making sure all Ella’s washing was done and I was fed well too. I was able to stop clock watching and just enjoy my time with Ella.
Acorns provided more than just respite. It gave me time, precious time to spend with my daughter and enjoy being just mum. I will never be able to give back as much as Acorns gave me but by leaving something in our Will I know it will help give someone else precious time.”
By including Acorns in your Will you’ll help to provide children with life limiting or life threatening conditions like Ella the gift of time. You’ll be supporting parents like Kirsty to create cherished memories and providing our specialist staff with the resources they need to deliver the care and support that children and families visiting Acorns treasure so much.
“The fact that families go through this journey without the support of somewhere like Acorns is heartbreaking, so knowing that we could do something that would help Acorns keep going forever was so important for us.”
*As per 2021 financial statement