A WORCESTER charity has been handed an early boost for 2018 in the form of a £44,000 cheque donated by a county homebuilder.
Acorns Children’s Hospice, on Bath Road, recently received the cheque from Barratt Homes West Midlands, who raised the impressive amount through its golf day and sportsman’s dinner last year.
Hosted by former footballer and England Manager, Kevin Keegan, the company’s sportsman’s dinner raised £21,000, whilst its golf day at Redditch Golf Club raised £11,282, before the company matched a further £12,500.
The funds will be spent on the care and wellbeing of life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people across the West Midlands.
Amanda Smallman, senior manager of corporate and community fund-raising at Acorns, said: “We’re so happy to receive this significant donation. We rely on fund-raising and donations from organisations like Barratt Homes for the majority of the income needed to provide our services.
“The money will make a huge difference to people’s lives by helping us provide nursing care for children and young people, as well as vital support for their families.”
Adrian Farr, managing director of Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “We were delighted to be able to raise this amount for the children in the care of Acorns Children’s Hospice through our golf day and sportsman’s dinner.
“We hope it goes towards helping many local children and their families in need of Acorns’ services.”