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Iryna, Moseley Shop Manager

Acorns Children’s Hospice is appealing for donations as its Moseley shop undergoes a musical makeover. 

The shop, which is reopening on Friday 28 April, will feature a brand new frontage, refurbished interior and an updated vinyl music and memorabilia section.

Acorns is calling on local people to donate their old second hand vinyl records or music memorabilia to help raise money for the charity’s work caring for local children and their families.

Shop manager, Iryna Maskro, said: “We’re really excited about the makeover and it promises to be a real treat for music lovers, but we need your help. We want people to have a rummage in cupboards or the loft and give those old records a new home.

“Whether it’s Mozart or Madonna, reggae or rock, we’ll take them off your hands and all profits from sales will go directly towards the care of children and families across the Midlands.”

Acorns has over 50 shops on high streets across the region, raising money towards the nearly £10 million per year the charity needs to continue proving care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families.

In the last year Acorns has cared for over 865 children and more than 1,088 families, including those who are bereaved.

Donations can be taken to your nearest Acorns shop and to the shop in Moseley from the 28 April. For more information visit www.acorns.org.uk

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Acorns Children’s Hospice press information, please contact:

David Chamberlain, tel: 01564 825020 / 07817 612 422 / david.chamberlain@acorns.org.uk

Note 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’ – terms that are used by medical experts at the point of diagnosis of the child, and which are commonly used in the UK’s children’s hospice movement and paediatric palliative care communications. 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.

Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support. A holistic service meets the needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services; and family support. A package of care is tailored for each individual child which includes their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs. This package is provided both in the hospice and a family’s home.

It costs £9.6 million a year to run our care services providing care for the child and support for families. Acorns relies heavily on the community to fund the majority of its activities. 

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

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