Acorns is a life­line, so please help us


IN my time as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Acorns Chil­dren’s Hospice, ev­ery day I meet in­spir­ing staff and vol­un­teers who are ded­i­cated to mak­ing ev­ery day count for the chil­dren and young peo­ple in our care and their fam­i­lies.

As chil­dren’s hos­pices take cen­tre stage this week for na­tional Chil­dren’s Hospice Week ( May 21- 27), I am proud to lead an or­gan­i­sa­tion that is cel­e­brat­ing 30 years of world class care.

We know that there is still so much un­met need out there in our com­mu­ni­ties. More chil­dren and fam­i­lies than ever be­fore are ac­cess­ing Acorns’ spe­cial­ist ser­vices, in­clud­ing those in Birm­ing­ham and the sur­round­ing ar­eas.

But to reach more of those in need we re­quire your help. Chil­dren’s Hospice Week is the per­fect time to think about how you can make a dif­fer­ence to ba­bies, chil­dren and young peo­ple with life- lim­it­ing and life- threat­en­ing con­di­tions at your lo­cal hospice.

Sim­ply visit our web­site – acorns. org. uk – and find out more about the in­cred­i­ble and var­ied work that we do across the re­gion.

Be­come a sup­porter, do­nate to us, take part in an event such as Bub­ble Rush, which is tak­ing place on June 30, or fol­low us on so­cial me­dia to help us spread the word.

For many fam­i­lies Acorns is the only place that they can turn to for the sup­port that they may need – whether it is a safe and happy place for their child to visit and stay or the emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port from our Fam­ily Team and sup­port groups.

For them, Acorns is a life­line. Please sup­port us in our valu­able work for these fam­i­lies. Toby Porter, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Acorns Chil­dren’s Hospice

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