THERE was double delight at Earlswood Garden and Landscape Centre – visitors not only helped raise £1,043 for Acorns Children’s Hospice but they also celebrated the centre’s 20th anniversary .
There was plenty on offer including a bouncy castle, face painter, live entertainer and even the chance to get up close and personal with lizards, spiders and other creepy crawlies with The Jungle Ranger.
Business Development Manager at Earlswood Garden and Landscape Centre, Brett Sheridan, said: “We feel very proud to have hosted such a successful event to raise both awareness and much needed funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice whilst also being able to give something back to the local community who have supported our growth over the past 20 years.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity from visitors to the fun day who helped us achieved our goal of raising over £1,000 for this great local charity and couldn’t have wished for a better day.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice is a Midlands based charity that provides a specialist care and support for babies, children and young people.
Acorns has helped over 2,480 children and their families since it was established in 1988 and aims to care for 50 per cent more children and families by the end of the decade.
It costs £9.3 million a year to run their care services and they rely heavily on the local community to fund the majority of these activities.