Borough networking group donates £500 to Acorns - The Solihull Observer

Borough networking group donates £500 to Acorns

Solihull Editorial 26th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A BOROUGH networking group has donated £500 to Acorns Children’s Hospice after winning a regional competition.

BNI Phoenix, who hold weekly meetings at Hogarths Hotel in Dorridge, won the prize after recruiting the most new members of any networking group in the last three months.

Matt Wallis, treasurer at BNI Phoenix, said: “We are just one networking group out of hundreds across the country.

“The country is split into many regions regarding the various networking groups and we meet every week to generate business for each other.

“At the start of the year we had 20 members but by the end of March we had 27 – and now have 29 – so we’re slowly but shortly gathering momentum.

“The competition we won meant we received £1,000 and we’ve decided to donate this to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

“You never know when you might require the hospice so we’re delighted to hand over £500 to them.

“The other half of the money we’ve received will go towards having a social together to enable us to welcome all the new members.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides babies, children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions with a network of specialist nursing care and support.

The hospice has helped over 2,480 children and their families since it was established in 1988.

They must raise £9.3 million each year to fund the costs of running the hospice – which translates to more than £25,000 per day.

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