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Acorns provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and support for their families.
The charity operates three hospices, including Acorns in Birmingham, Selly Oak, Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester and Acorns in the Black Country, Walsall.
The hospices provide a home-from-home environment where children take part in a variety 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. This care is provided in each of the three hospices and the wider community, including a family’s home.
Acorns is there to help families feel equipped to cope at every stage of their child’s life, with dedicated teams offering psychological, emotional and practical support. A team of health and social care professionals provide a range of services including bereavement support, advocacy and through a number of dedicated support groups.
In the past year, Acorns has cared for over 860 children and more than 1,062 families, including those who are bereaved. It costs Acorns nearly £10 million every year to provide these services and it relies on the generosity of the public for the majority of this amount.
To learn more about Acorns, visit their website https://www.acorns.org.uk/
You may contribute to our fundraising appeal on Captains’ Weekend, 10th and 11th June, the Captains’ Charity Day, 16th September or via our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jim-and-Alison-KGC, where you add 25% to the value of a donation by gift aiding it.
Please help us to support Acorns in 2017.
Alison Tyler and Jim McCarthy