Wilkes are pleased to announce that following a recent staff vote for our charity of the year the winner is Acorns Children’s Hospice with just under 50% of the vote!
Vicki Rowles, Head of Partnership Fundraising at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted that The Wilkes Partnership have chosen Acorns as its charity of the year. We simply wouldn’t be here as a charity without the support of local businesses like The Wilkes Partnership and the community.
“Their support will help us continue our work to caring for children and families. We look forward to supporting Wilkes with their fundraising efforts over the next year and developing what I’m sure will be a great partnership.”
Ann-Marie Aston, Partner and Head of CSR at Wilkes, said: “It is fantastic to have the opportunity to work with Acorns Children’s Hospice as our charity of the year. Myself and the rest of the CSR team are busy putting the finishing touches to a busy schedule of fund raising activities over the next 12 months!”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Birmingham and the Midlands, as well as support for their family.
In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 780 children and supported over 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.
It costs £27,000 per day to provide Acorns care and services and the charity relies heavily on local businesses and the community to fund the majority of this amount.
To find out more about how you can support Acorns, visit: www.acorns.org.uk/support