Big thanks to ‘inspirational’ volunteers who have clocked up over 760 YEARS of support for Acorns

More than 80 ‘inspirational’ volunteers have been recognised by Acorns Children’s Hospice – after clocking up over 760 years of dedicated support for the charity.

The volunteers were handed awards and gifts to thank them for their commitment to Acorns, which provides vital care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and support for their families.

In total 82 volunteers were recognised and presented with long-service awards ranging from five to 25 years, as part of this year’s Volunteers’ Week (3-9 June).

Nat Kidd, Retail Operations Manager for Acorns, said: “It has been another great Volunteers’ Week where our 1,000 strong legion of retail volunteers were thanked for their unwavering dedication to our remarkable charity.

“Our inspirational volunteers were invited to attend an event where their contribution was celebrated, and some were presented with free hotel stays thanks to our charity partner Room to Reward.

“Only through their dedication and commitment are we able to provide such lifeline care for seriously ill children and support their families at our hospices, in their homes and in the community. Thanks to our volunteers, we are stronger together.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, and support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 750 children across the West Midlands, and supported almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

This care and support is provided from Acorns three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

Acorns needs around £30,000 each day to provide its children’s hospice care, with two thirds of that amount coming from generous donations and fundraising by the local community, and its network of retail shops.

The charity has over 45 shops on high streets across the region and three newly opened superstores in Erdington, Pershore and Tewkesbury.

This week’s long-service awards are just one of the many ways Acorns is celebrating the 1,600 active volunteers across the charity’s hospices, retail shops, central office and in fundraising.

Pictured at Acorns’ Values Recognition event: May Smith,  Annette Benefield, Berny Murray, Nat Kidd

10/06/2024 15:01