Recently our charity champions, Anna and Jess made their way over to visit our charity of the year Acorns Children’s Hospice, to brainstorm fundraising ideas. This year, Acorns are celebrating a huge milestone; their 30th anniversary. Part of their fundraising challenge is to encourage supporters to have a go at any or a selection of their ‘30 things to do’ list. Any of these actions will allow you to support life limited and life threatened children and their families.
That’s why our board short-listed them and our staff voted for them as our partner because we wanted the opportunity to help this phenomenal cause. The wonderful staff of Acorns showed our champions around. Here’s what they had to say about it:
“A few weeks ago we set off to visit the team at Acorns Children’s Hospice to get our heads together and see how we can help. They showed us around the grounds, giving us a tour of their hydrotherapy pool, their memorial garden, art and crafts areas and so much more. Along the way, we met with a young person we used to support. They recognised Jess and smiled which was heart-warming to see.
When discussing goals with the team, they mentioned they wanted to have a real collective drive towards hitting their funding target. They aim to build a new swimming pool for the children and their families and purchase better equipment so that the children’s needs are being met more efficiently.”
To kick off our fundraising, on Thursday 29th March we hosted our Progress Spring Day. This fun day consisted of a hunt the bunny activity, a bake sale and luxury Easter egg raffle. Well done to all our winners: Nicola (from the Hub) on winning the raffle and Louise, Jo, and one of our children’s parents in ‘hunt the bunny.’ The egg and spoon race certainly entertained. Well done Michelle and Phil (we won’t mention that your win was after your opponent fell over!)
All in all, we had a successful day and we are grateful to all staff for getting involved and in total, we raised almost £70. To keep the good work going, we’d welcome any suggestions for our next fundraising event. If you have something in mind, please do get in touch via email@example.com.