The charities Blackheath store, which has recently celebrated its tenth birthday, has helped to raise over £1100 towards the appeal by holding two events in the last seven days.
Volunteer, Alison Rooke, had her head shaved in the store's front window after receiving pledges of £700 through a combination of online sponsorship and donations in person. The hair she lost was tied up and will be donated to the Little Princess Trust to help to provide wigs for children who have lost their own hair.
Yesterday afternoon, a table top sale - coordinated by another of the shops volunteers and held in the garden of her home, raised a further £300 towards the cause. Acorns Blackheath Shop Manager, Jann Richards, said:
“I'm so proud of the Blackheath team and the support we’ve had has been fantastic. Everyone in the Blackheath community is getting behind us."
The Save Acorns Black Country Children’s Hospice Appeal follows a commitment of significant new NHS funding from Black Country healthcare commissioners and an earlier announcement by NHS England that they would double their central funding support to the country’s children’s hospices over the next five years.
The appeal sets out to raise £2 million to towards the Walsall hospice – which the charity had proposed for closure – until the full amount of new Government funding is reached.
For more information and to donate towards the Appeal, please visit acorns.org.uk/appeal.