How You Can Help Acorns Be Stronger Together for Local Children and Families this Christmas

Do something amazing this Christmas and help Acorns Children’s Hospice be there for local families who need it most this holiday season.

There are lots of ways you can help the charity be stronger together for families caring for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions across the [West Midlands / the Black Country / Birmingham / Worcester / Walsall this Christmas.

Here’s how you can get involved:

• Letters from Santa – Make this Christmas truly unforgettable for your child with one of Acorns personalised letters from Santa.
• Celebrate Your Star – remember a loved one by joining Acorns festive celebration.
• Make a direct donation – help Acorns continue its lifeline care and support this festive season, and all year round, with a direct donation.
• Download a fundraising pack – discover all the wonderful ways you can put the fun into fundraising this Christmas with Acorns special fundraising pack.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for 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 730 children across the West Midlands and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

Acorns needs £27,000 each day to provide its children’s hospice care, with two thirds of these funds coming from generous donations by the local community.

For more details on how you can help Acorns be stronger together for local children and families this Christmas, please visit


For more information or for interview, photograph or filming opportunities, contact the PR and Communications team:

David Chamberlain: 07817 612422 /
Nicki Robinson: 07814 302153 /
Paul Kemp: 07816 267939 /

Notes to editors:
Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.

Acorns provides specialist palliative nursing care and support to babies, children and young people aged 0 – 18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. The charity offers families emergency and end-of-life care, short breaks, therapeutic and psychosocial support, bereavement support, sibling services and family support. Care is tailored for each individual child and includes all their medical, emotional, cultural, religious and spiritual needs. This care is provided both within the hospice and a family’s home.

• It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations and the profits from charity shops to fund the majority of its activities.

• Acorns is a UNICEF Rights Respecting organisation (Gold award), recognising our commitment to the Rights of the Child.

• To find out more about Acorns, please visit