In June, AvailableCar announced that we will be supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust as our chosen charity for the AvailableCar Cannock store in the West Midlands area.
Staff and customers at our Castle Donington and Sutton in Ashfield stores have helped raise an amazing £324,000 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice in Loughborough for five years now, and we’re proud to support Acorns at our Cannock store.
Acorns provide palliative care and support for children and young people who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. They also offer tailored nursing care for each child; short breaks, emergency and end-of-life care at three ten-bed hospices in Selly Oak, Walsall and Worcester.
In the last year, Acorns have cared for more than 700 children and more than 1,050 families, including those who are bereaved. Their vital care work is only party-funded by Government and they need to raise more than £8 million a year – each hospice cost £7,500 per day to run.
They rely almost entirely on community donations, and AvailableCar will be helping boost their funds with organised challenges and activities – and, of course, our generous customers can also donate to Acorns when they buy a car from us.
Since our Cannock store began fundraising for Acorns in June, we have already managed to raise £3,768 in just two months from customer donations and AvailableCar’s matched donations. And there will be plenty more to follow.
When you buy a car from AvailableCar, any donation is matched by us, doubling the amount going to help maintain the vital service Acorns and their team of volunteers provides across the West Midlands area.
For more on Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust, visit www.acorns.org.uk.