September 29th, 2016

Newly refurbished Acorns shop opens its doors

Newly refurbished Acorns shop opens its doors Newly refurbished Acorns shop opens its doors
Rachael Quinney, Val Hammond and Gemma Key from Acorns with Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Ray Hassall open the Castle Bromwich store. (s)
Updated: 2:48 pm, May 22, 2015

THE ACORNS Children’s Hospice shop in Castle Bromwich has opened its newly refurbished doors and welcomed shoppers after an extensive two-week refurbishment.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Ray Hassall was joined by staff, volunteers and supporters of the charity who celebrated the reopening of the Timberley Lane store.

He officially opened the updated shop which now boasts a brand-new frontage, updated colour scheme and improved interior design.

Shop manager, Gemma Key said: “We are very grateful to the Lord Mayor for officially reopening the store and it’s exciting to finally allow shoppers in to see the new look.

“We rely on the income from our network of shops to provide the care children need so it’s important to make them inviting places to shop.”

Acorns offers a specialist care and support to children and their families including short breaks at the hospice, emergency and end-of-life care and community teams give support to families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Ray Hassall, said: “The new-look shop looks fantastic and I hope people take the opportunity to go and see the store now it has reopened.

“I know the value of the work Acorns does so it’s great to see the charity’s shops leading the way in the heart of our local communities.”