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Acorns

The Robins are proudly supporting Acorns Children’s Hospice for the 2018/19 season.

Acorns, which is Cheltenham and Gloucestershire’s local children’s hospice, provides vital care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across the region.

The children and young people that Acorns helps are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lynne Carter, Head of Fundraising at Acorns, said: “The work we do with families across Gloucestershire is absolutely vital, so to have the support of the football club is wonderful. I hope lots of people are inspired to get involved and help us raise the funds we need.”

Acorns operates three hospices including Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester, which cares for children and families across Cheltenham and Gloucestershire; Acorns in Birmingham, based Selly Oak; and Acorns in the Black Country, in Walsall.

The hospices provide a home-from-home environment where children take part in a variety of fun and therapeutic activities, from arts and crafts sessions to hydrotherapy. Children visit Acorns for respite, short breaks, end of life and emergency care.

As well as care for children, Acorns offers support for their families. Acorns provides a mix of support groups which meet regularly so family members can take part in a variety of activities, helping them to express their feelings, build friendships with others in similar situations and reduce isolation.

In the last year, Acorns has cared for over 870 children and supported more than 1,090 families, including those who are bereaved.

For more information about Acorns, please visit: www.acorns.org.uk