Sunrise, Edgbaston partners with Acorns Children’s Hospice
Sunrise of Edgbaston on Church Road, is working with West Midlands-based charity Acorns Children’s Hospice, to support its mission of providing a network of care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions.
To kick-start the partnership, the community is launching a ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative to raise money for the hospice, presenting its very own donation of £500 by way of giant cheque. Sunrise’s campaign will aim to support the hospice’s mission of ‘making every day count’ and raise the required funds for a full day of care at Acorns Birmingham hospice, based in Selly Oak, whilst spreading the word about how the community can get involved.
Sunrise launched the partnership by hosting a special open-house event on Monday 22nd October, with the local community enjoying prosecco and nibbles whilst finding out more about the work of both Sunrise and Acorns. As well as welcoming visitors to their community, Sunrise of Edgbaston have also renamed some of their living areas, with ‘Acorns Suite’ and ‘Acorns Room’ becoming special parts of the residence.
The open-house event launched what will be a long-term partnership between Sunrise of Edgbaston and Acorns, with a host of exciting activities and fundraising events planned. This will include a Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ online video challenge, where participants will nominate somebody to take part next, in what will become a social media chain of fundraising and fun.
In December, Acorns will celebrate their 30th birthday and Sunrise of Edgbaston will also be on hand to help them mark the special occasion. Sunrise will host a very special ‘Bake-Off’ event with an Acorn-themed ‘showstopper’ challenge and will submit a cake made by their very own Head Chef Sam. Slices from all entries will be available for guests to purchase and enjoy, with proceeds going to the charity. In the next year, supporters can even expect a sponsored sky-dive from Sunrise’s very own Director of Community Relations Ted.
Sunrise are delighted to have an affinity with the mission and work of Acorns Children’s Hospice and look forward to supporting their aim of providing outstanding care.
Acorns offers a network of specialist palliative care and support for babies, children and young people, as well as support for their families. In the past year, the charity, which operates hospices based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, has cared for over 870 children and more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.
Just like Acorns, Sunrise of Edgbaston recognises the importance of providing personalised and dedicated care, supporting individuals with high-quality residential care, dementia care and assisted living.
To find out more about Sunrise of Edgbaston and its upcoming events and partnership with Acorns Children’s Hospice, go to: www.sunrise-care.co.uk/care-homes/edgbaston.
Ted Richardson, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Edgbaston said:
“We are delighted to be working closely with Acorn’s Children’s Hospice to raise money and awareness for its excellent work in supporting children and families in the local community. We are really looking forward to officially launching our partnership and hosting a range of activities and events that can be enjoyed by the whole local community, for a very worthy cause.”
Amanda Smallman, Senior Fundraising Manager for Corporate and Community at Acorns, said:
“We’re thrilled that Sunrise of Edgbaston has chosen to support Acorns by paying for a day of care at our Birmingham hospice and we’re honoured to have a living area and room named after us. It costs us £7,000 every 24 hours at each of our hospices to provide our vital care and services, both in the hospice and in the community, so this partnership will not only raise greater awareness of Acorns, it will also make a real difference to the children and families we care for.”