Wilkes has set itself an ambitious target of raising £10,000 in the next 12 months for Acorns Children’s Hospice, our chosen charity for the year.
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 families.
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. In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 780 children and supported over 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved. Funds raised by Wilkes will go towards helping the hospice staff with this vital care.
Vicki Rowles, Head of Partnership Fundraising at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted that The Wilkes Partnership has 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.”
“Its support will help us continue our work to caring for children and families. We look forward to supporting Wilkes with its fundraising efforts over the next year and developing what I’m sure will be a great partnership.”
To find out more about how you can support Acorns, visit: www.acorns.org.uk/support.