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Acorns Hospice appeal for all those unwanted Christmas gifts

Ross Crawford 26th Dec, 2021

HAVING trouble making room for all those Christmas gifts? Acorns Children’s Hospice is appealing for people to donate any unwanted presents to their shops to help local families.

Acorns is appealing for seasonal supporters to help refresh stock at the charity’s Solihull shops ready for the new year by donating unwanted Christmas presents.

Gary Pettit, head of retail and retail operations at Acorns, said: “By donating your unwanted gifts to Acorns ‘yule’ not only be giving them a new lease of life, instead of gathering dust at the back of the shelf, you’ll be showing your support for local children and families.”

Acorns needs £27,000 per day to provide its care and support services, with the charity’s network of shops across the West Midlands playing a key part in helping to raise those funds.

The Acorns shops in Solihull are in Knowle, in St John’s Way, and in Shirley on the Stratford Road.

“There’s no time like the ‘present’ to de-clutter your home and donate your unwanted gifts to one of our Acorns shops,” said Gary.

“You might even need to clear space on your shelves or in your wardrobe for the presents you love.

“So why not donate your pre-loved items too?

“By doing so you’ll be helping us continue providing our vital children’s hospice care.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

In the past year the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

Anyone who would like to donate their unwanted Christmas presents can take them along to their local Acorns shop.

To find your nearest Acorns shop, visit www.acorns.org.uk/shop-locator

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