Acorns is the only organisation that provides this level of care to 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.
The value of our partnership with Acorns increases year on year and overall is valued in excess of £250,000. Our staff, players and supporters all contribute to the success of this partnership which will continue throughout 2015/2016 season.
Warriors have hosted an annual charity matchday since 2010 to raise funds for Acorns Children's Hospice.
Every year, players and children from the hospice get together to design a charity shirt, which is then worn during the match. These shirts are sold in The Sixways Store, with all money from sales being donated to Acorns.
As part of the ongoing partnership, Warriors also give tickets for Acorns to auction and raffle ahead of the match, and on the day of the game, there is a bucket collection.
In 2014, the club also held a present amnesty behind the North Stand, where fans donated unwanted Christmas presents. These presents were then donated to children or sold at one of Acorns' stores.
For more information on Acorns and to help make a difference please visit www.acorns.org.uk/warriorschristmas.
The Warriors Community Foundation also works with charities that share the same vision: to improve the lives of young people. Last season we supported over 250 local organisations and charities across the region.