Sanctuary staff show their support for Acorns
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
Laura Richards - Acorns
Staff from Sanctuary Group have helped provide vital support for Acorns Children’s Hospice through a range of fundraising activities over the last year.
Worcester-based staff at the leading housing and care provider based in Castle Street, selected Acorns as their local ‘Charity of the Year’, and a series of special events has culminated in staff raising over £7,000 for this worthwhile charity.
The employees have shown their support through a range of activities including a cricket match, Christmas raffle, cake bake sales and dress down days.
Acorns Children’s Hospice offers a network of care and support for life threatened and life limited children and their families across the Midlands. They are currently looking after over 900 families in three hospices (Worcester, Birmingham and Walsall) at an annual cost of over £8 million, relying on donations and fundraising for the majority of its income.
Ellie Griffiths, corporate fundraising manager for Acorns, said: “Our vision is that every child and young person in the West Midlands with a life limiting or life threatening condition should receive the care and support they need.
“The commitment and enthusiasm of organisations such as Sanctuary Group is essential for us to continue providing invaluable support to those in our care. I’m so pleased that they have embraced every opportunity to get involved and provide vital funds towards our mission.”
Lucy Evans, Sanctuary Group HR business partner, said: “Worcester staff were given the opportunity to choose their preferred charity to support from eight options and voted overwhelmingly for Acorns. We’re delighted this initial support has been followed up with a range of successful fundraising activities.”
Amanda Gonsalves, director of HR, commented: “The enthusiasm of our staff in supporting this worthy cause has meant that our fundraising has exceeded all expectations.
“I have been moved by the stories of the children that Acorns care for, and I’m delighted that our contribution will help Acorns continue to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people and their families.”