ACORNS Children’s Hospice has been handed a financial boost to support sick children and their families.
The hospice was handed £1,000 from Persimmon Homes and will use the money to fund a Family Team Worker for a year.
Rachel Learmonth, partnership manager at Acorns, said: “We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for this generous donation, which will directly benefit the children and families at Acorns by supporting the delivery of our specialist Family Services Team.
“This incredible donation of £1,000 will fund a Family Team Worker for a family for a whole year, providing vital emotional and psychosocial support for a family when they need it most.”
The money was given as part of the housebuilders Community Champions scheme, an initiative that each month invites applications from charities and good causes.
Sarah Preston, sales director at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust and the tremendous work they do.”
Acorns continued to provide care for children at the hospice every single day of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the past year, Acorns has cared for over 700 children and young people and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.