How we’re funded

It costs around £10 million a year to run our care services in the hospices and community, providing care for children and support for families. Of this £10 million, around 35% comes from Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and other statutory bodies, almost £2 million is generated by our network of charity shops and around £6.5 million comes from the generosity of people like you in the local community.

You can learn more about how we’re funded and what we spend your kind donations on in our Annual Financial Accounts and Impact Report on our publications page.

An infographic pie chart showing for every pound Acorns make, 85p is put toward specialist care. 15p is put toward running costs and fundraising.
*As of Acorns Annual Accounts 2022-23

Why we’re here

We believe no family caring for a life limited or life threatened child should do it alone. Our families are our inspiration and the reason we exist, their stories show how their local children’s hospice is both their lifeline and their home from home.

Acorns carer and child playing with a drum

Kavarli’s story

Karvarli is a social butterfly. He loves to be around people, spreading smiles and stealing hearts wherever he goes.

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Luca Atzori and family gathered on a sofa smiling fondly at a baby picture

Luca Atzori’s story

With the help of Acorns Children’s Hospice Tony and Zoe Atzori created a lifetime of memories with their little boy Luca.

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