Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands, as well as support for the families.
This support is offered from Acorns three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community. Acorns hospices provide a home-from-home environment where children take part in a range of fun and therapeutic activities, from arts and crafts sessions to hydrotherapy. Children visit Acorns for respite, short breaks, end of life and emergency care.
In the past year, Acorns has cared for more than 780 children and supported more than 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.
The charity’s Walsall-based hospice, Acorns in the Black Country, is currently at the centre of an urgent £2million fundraising appeal to help safeguard its longer-term future. The Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal was launched by Acorns in July as the proposed closure of the hospice was put on hold following pledges of additional NHS support.
Auctus Management Group Ltd, and subsidiary companies RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, have a long term history of supporting Acorns with their fantastic work, and at the start of 2019, the Directors pledged to create a weekly ‘Dress Down Day’, which all employees in the Birmingham Headquarters would donate money in an ongoing contribution pot for Acorns.
On Friday 13th December 2019, Richard Toy, CEO, Judy Owen, Director of People and Sean Harrison, Managing Director presented Acorns Area Fundraising Officer Isabel Goodwin with a cheque for £808.87 to help them continue their fantastic work in the Birmingham community.
To find out how you can support Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk