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Echo holds fundraising day to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice

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Utility specialist raises £900 for Walsall children’s hospice

Utility specialist, Echo Managed Services has held an “Acorns Charity Day” to raise money for an urgent appeal to help save the local Acorns Children’s Hospice in the Black Country from closure.

The day of fundraising started with a bake sale, with cakes baked and donated by the Echo Managed Services team and Walsall-based supermarkets Asda and Tesco, followed by a presentation from Acorns Children’s Hospice, detailing the charity’s vital work supporting children and families across the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.

Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses and Echo’s partner network, including Anderson Scott and Salesforce, who gave a variety of gifts from Hotel Chocolat Hampers to Amazon devices. Walsall-based supermarket Morrisons also contributed to the raffle, alongside EuroGarages, FleetServices and Pertemps, which donated prizes and their services to the cause.

“We’re proud to support such an important local charity like the Acorns Black Country Children’s Hospice, which does so much for our community. The positive reaction that our Acorns Charity Day has had from employees in all departments and local businesses speaks volumes about the community spirit, which is very much alive and well in Walsall. We hope that our contribution will help the charity keep its doors open and continue its fantastic work for the community.”

Caroline Boden, Head of Marketing & Communication at Echo

In aid of Acorns Charity Day, we also set up a toy drive which encouraged people to donate toys to be sold in local Acorns charity shops.

Acorn’s Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.

The charity operates three hospices based in Walsall, Birmingham and Worcester. The Walsall-based Acorns in the Black Country is currently at the centre of an urgent £2million fundraising Appeal to help safeguard the longer-term future of the hospice.

The Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal was launched by Acorns in July as the proposed closure of the hospice was put on hold following pledges of additional NHS support, that should ensure the hospice is adequately funded from 2023/24 onwards.

In reaction to the news Echo Managed Services has been actively engaged in supporting the Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal since its launch, donating almost £900 to date from its fundraising activities.

“We’re thrilled to have Echo Managed Services on board backing our Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal. Every penny counts if we’re going to reach our £2million target and this wonderful donation gets us one step closer to our goal. Thank you to everyone at Echo Managed Services.”

Dom Stanford, Partnership Fundraising Officer for Acorns

For more information about the Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal or to make a donation, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/appeal

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