30 years of care at Acorns celebrated - The Evesham Observer

30 years of care at Acorns celebrated

Evesham Editorial 24th Dec, 2018   0

A MUCH-LOVED hospice which has come to the aid of families across Worcestershire and Warwickshire has celebrated 30 years since it opened its doors.

Acorns Children’s Hospice was officially opened by Diana, Princess of Wales on December 14, 1988.

When the royal visitor opened the hospice to children and families in 1988, Acorns was only the third children’s hospice in the world.

Now, the charity has grown to be the largest children’s hospice in the UK, operating three hospices based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester.

Chief executive Toby Porter said: “We are so proud to have reached such a significant milestone.

“Whilst we’ve seen lots of changes over the years, what is absolutely the same is our ethos of providing care, support, joy and laughter for children and families and that will remain as we look to our future.

“We wouldn’t be here without the support of our wonderful communities and the dedication of our remarkable staff and volunteers. They have all been instrumental in empowering Acorns over the last three decades and with their continued support we can reach even more children and families over the next 30 years and beyond.”

Acorns provides specialist palliative care to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, as well as support for their families. In the past year, Acorns has cared for more than 870 children and supported more than 1,140 families, including those who have been bereaved.

Visit www.acorns.org.uk/donate for more information.


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