Fundraisers glow the distance for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Hundreds of people lit up Walsall Arboretum at the weekend to glow the distance for Acorns Children’s Hospice in the Black Country.

Acorns Glow Walk returned for the second year running on Saturday 23 October to raise vital funds for the Walsall-based lifeline. 

The event brought together over 250 friends, families and colleagues as they completed a 5km or 10km walk around the popular beauty spot in support of local life limited and life threatened children.  

From laser light shows, neon outfits, glow accessories, a magician, treasure hunt and more, Acorns Glow Walk really had it glowing on! Claire Snape, Area Fundraiser for Acorns in the Black Country, said:

“It was fantastic see so many supporters in their brightest gear lighting up Walsall Arboretum for Acorns Glow Walk. 

“The atmosphere was amazing and really captured the magic of autumn while shining the spotlight on our incredible Black Country lifeline which supports around 200 local families every year.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and support for their families, including those who are bereaved.

In the past year, Acorns in the Black Country has supported for over 210 children and their families. It costs the charity £7,000 every day to run its hospice in Walsall, the majority of which comes from generous donations and fundraising by the local community. Claire added:

“There is still plenty of time to send in your sponsorship money. Every penny raised – no matter how big or small – will help our hospice in Walsall continue to provide exceptional love, care and support to every child and family that needs it.”

For more information about Acorns, you can visit acorns.org.uk.

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