ACORNS APPEAL: Acorns Hospice has been given a lifeline that will keep the Walsall hospice open until at least the end of March 2020. This will give Acorns time to try to raise the final £2million needed to guarantee the long-term future of the hospice. Compared to where we were just a few weeks ago, this is fantastic news.
Today I congratulated Mark Lyttle, father of Isabell who was cared for by Acorns, on leading the campaign to keep the hospice open in Walsall. Last month, I met the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, together with other Black Country MPs. He agreed to raise the need for longer-term certainty over the Children's Hospices Grant with the head of NHS England.
Now a cash boost of £25 million of NHS funding has been ring-fenced to support children’s hospices. A percentage of this has given Acorns a major lifeline to stay open and raise the remaining funds.
Acorns are issuing an URGENT APPEAL to raise the remaining £2 million with the support of Walsall residents and local businesses. So please donate and share to keep the doors open: https://www.acorns.org.uk/appeal/