Acorns Children's Hospice is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Acorns is the only organisation that provides this level of care to these vulnerable youngsters whilst offering a range of support services to the whole family to help them cope at every stage of their child's life and beyond into bereavement.
Tailored nursing care for each child; short breaks, emergency and end of life care is provided at each of Acorns three hospices:
The charity is currently supporting nearly 600 children and 800 families, including those who are bereaved. There is no charge to families for using Acorns services but the charity relies on fundraising for the majority of its income, having to currently fundraise for over 80%.
It costs £450 per day for a bed for a child - that's £4,500 to run just one of Acorns' hospices for a day.