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Children's hospice charity receives £30k donation to mark milestone anniversary

Laura Kearns 15th Apr, 2019

A CHILDREN’S hospice has received a £30,000 donation to mark its 30th anniversary.

Acorns South Warwickshire Fundraising Group raised the cash after hosting a number of events including a ball at the British Motor Museum, wine tasting evenings and jazz nights.

The 13 volunteers who set up the fund-raising group two years ago wanted to support Acorns Children’s Hospice – which covers the West Midlands – by raising £30,000 in its 30th year.

They handed over the donation outside the charity’s shop on Wood Street in Stratford, joined by Acorn’s president and former BBC Midlands Today host Kay Alexander.

Fund-raising group chair Tracy Pickin said: “We are thrilled to have raised this incredible amount for Acorns.

“When we started the group we never imagined it’d be possible to raise this much money. Thank you to everyone who has supported our events over the last two years – we couldn’t have done it without you.”

Carol Pratt from the Acorn Fundraising Team thanked the volunteers.

She said: “We are truly grateful for the wonderful support of the group over the last two years. They have raised an incredible amount for the children and families we care for.

“It costs £27,000 a day to run our three hospices and we rely on the support of the local community and groups like this to raise the majority of our income. So, this money will make a huge difference.”

Visit www.acorns.org.uk to find out more about the charity.

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