Acorns dedicates week of appreciation to supporters across the Black Country

A charity that provides vital care to local children is dedicating a week of appreciation to express gratitude to its supporters across the Black Country.

Acorns Children’s Hospice, which in the past year has cared for more than 200 Black Country children and their families from its hospice in Walsall, is thanking supporters in the region for helping make its care possible.

The Acorns 'Thank You Week', which runs from 23rd to 29th May, will see grateful colleagues from across the charity thank as many of its supporters as possible through letter, email, phone and in-person.

On Wednesday 25th May, Acorns fundraising teams will also be holding a special ‘thank-a-thon’, picking up the phone and personally calling supporters to thank them for their contribution over the past year. Acorns Chief Executive, Toby Porter, said:

“This week we wanted to take the opportunity to show our many friends across the community how much we value their amazing support – support which is right now benefiting hundreds of local families.

“Within the Black Country the support has been amazing. The generosity of local people and organisations who stepped-up when our Walsall hospice was under threat, right up until today as we progress through our refurbishment project, is phenomenal and completely humbling.

“Acorns Thank You Week is all about showing our gratitude and highlighting that incredible support, without which we wouldn’t be able to continue.”

Acorns provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across the West Midlands and Gloucestershire.

The charity’s work includes a diverse number of services, including support for parents, siblings and grandparents, short breaks, emergency and end of life care.

At the charity’s three hospices, children have access to a homely environment staffed with highly skilled nursing teams and can take part in a range of fun, educational and therapeutic activities, regardless of ability.

The vast majority of funds Acorns needs to continue comes from donations and the profits of its network of charity shops. Toby added:

“Without the generosity local people and organisations - it simply would not be possible to provide the vital care local families need across our region whether it’s in the hospice or in the home

“So, whoever you are and however you support us, on behalf of everyone at Acorns, a huge thank you!”

It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provides its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.

To find out more about Acorns Thank You Week, please visit acorns.org.uk/thankyouweek.

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