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Toys needed at hospice shops

Worcester Editorial 29th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A CHILDREN’S charity is appealing for donations of toys in the run up to Christmas.

Acorns Children’s Hospice needs people’s unwanted items to sell at its shops in Mealcheapen Street and neighbouring Upton-on-Severn and Pershore to raise vital funds to continue its work supporting children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families.

The network of Acorns shops across the West Midlands raises around £1.5million per year, which helps to meet the running costs of the charity’s three hospices including the city’s Bath Road centre, which stand at £750 per child per day.

Val Hammond, retail area manager at Acorns, said: “The run up to Christmas is typically a busy time for us as people start to shop for toys to give as presents. To meet that demand we rely on the public’s generosity.

“We need to build up our stock of jigsaws, books, board games, dolls, action figures or soft toys so why not have a clear out of any unused toys and help life limited children this Christmas.”

Anyone who would like to donate toys can take them along to the Acorns shop.

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