Charity call for leap year

Make your extra day count by supporting Acorns.

‘Make your extra day count by supporting local families’ – that’s the message from Acorns Children’s Hospice this leap day.

The charity is calling on the public to help it fund an additional day of care and support for life limited and life threatened children and their families this February 29th.

It costs £27,000 a day to run Acorns three hospices and provide its vital support. To help cover the cost of providing its services this leap day, Acorns has launched a special appeal.

There are many ways you can support Acorns in the run up to leap day from making a donation to hosting a fundraising event or visiting one of the charity’s retail shops.

You can also join Acorns Leap Day bucket collection at Worcester Foregate Street Station on Saturday, February 29th.

Acorns Chief Executive Toby Porter said: “For many families who use Acorns, knowing our specialist care and support services are available whenever they need them brings genuine comfort. Leap years are no different. For Acorns, this means we must raise an additional day’s funding to deliver our vital children’s hospice care.

“Raising the funds we need each and every day to provide our services is a real challenge for a local charity like Acorns. We are only able to do this thanks to the incredible support of our local communities. So, our message to you is this, please make your extra day count by supporting Acorns this February 29th.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

This lifeline care is offered from the charity’s three hospices, based in Worcester, Birmingham and Walsall, and in the community

For more details on how you can support Acorns this leap day or to the Worcester bucket collection, visit