Colleagues from our Birmingham office recently joined volunteers at Acorns Children’s Hospice in a bid to raise more than £3,000 for the charity.
A 14-strong team from our Birmingham office was tasked with preparing hundreds of items, amounting to 78 bags of donations, for resale across Acorns’ network of charity shops. It’s estimated the donations will generate at least £2,800 in sales, with a further £200 raised in recycling. Combined, this is enough to provide 24/7 care for a child with a life-limiting condition for up to three days.
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides much-needed palliative and end of life care and support to children and their families across the Midlands. Last year they cared for more than 870 children and supported more than 1,097 families across the region.
Gerald Smith, Partner at our Birmingham office, said: “Acorns Children’s Hospice is such a deserving charity and we wanted to do whatever we could to do our part to help out, especially coming up to Christmas, as it can be such a hard time for families to be apart. Our support is something we’re looking to continue, and we’ll be hosting a number of coffee morning to raise funds for the charity in the coming months”
Val Hammond, Head of Retail, at Acorns Children’s Hospice, added: “It was a pleasure to have everyone from FRP down for the day to help out with our sorting process, particularly at such a busy time of year. To put this support into context, it costs £850 to provide nurse-led palliative care for 24 hours and we rely heavily on volunteers from the community to help us fundraise. With 89 pence of every £1 going directly towards a good cause, work such as this is extremely valuable and allows us to continue to support so many children and their families across the Midlands.”
Our team included Colin Strevens, Phil Morton, Sapna Rishi-Raj, Bharat Makvana, Dan Donnelly, Gerald Smith, Harriet Wileman, Ben Jones, Raj Mittal, Arvinder Singh-Sall, Raman Sandher, Ruby Whilock, Steve Stokes and Sukh Somal.