Dedicated Solihull volunteers celebrate over 100 years’ service

09/06/2022 18:22

A group of phenomenal shop volunteers based in Knowle, Solihull have celebrated achieving over a century of service towards a local children’s charity.

The six committed volunteers, all of whom volunteer at the Knowle-based Acorns Children’s Hospice shop, celebrated achieving an impressive 105 years’ service, with a special presentation at the shop.

Gillian Morgan, Norma Quinney, Eileen Anne Murrie, Marjorie Shayler and Julia Baker all received 20-year service awards from Acorns CEO, Toby Porter, with fellow volunteer Janet Howell receiving recognition for 5 years.

Nat Kidd, Acorns Retail Manager, paid tribute to the amazing longevity of the ‘super six’: “What these volunteers have achieved it’s absolutely outstanding and we are so grateful for the decades of support they’ve so selflessly given towards Acorns.

“As a charity we rely on the support of our incredible army of volunteers and without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to run our shops which raise thousands towards Acorns vital care, every single year.”

Profits from Acorns network of more than 40 charity shops across the West Midlands and Gloucestershire go directly towards the care and support of local life limited and life threatened children and their families.

Around 900 volunteers gift their time to help the day to day running of Acorns shops across the region, roles which help individuals develop work experience and learn new skills, whilst helping the charity raise vital funds.