We presented a cheque to Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester for £1848.09.
The money was raised in a number of ways, including :
- £1302.66 during our annual Communities Week which takes place in the autumn; the initiative is a week long campaign which aims to bring about positive changes across our neighbourhoods working closely with local communities;
- £421.40 through a raffle at the our Community Awards in December, an occasion that celebrates the unsung heroes in local communities. Raffle prizes were donated by West Midland Safari Park, Redpoint Climbing Centre, Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Wyevale Garden Centres, Royal Worcester, Worcester Live, Sainsbury’s and Morgan Motors;
- £124.03 through donations from older residents who attended pantomime performances by Worcester theatre school All Sorts of Performing Arts.
Carol Pratt, Community Fundraising Development Manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice said : “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Fortis Living for this generous donation. Support like this is vital for us to be able to continue our work caring for children and families. We rely on donations and fundraising by local businesses and the community for 70 per cent of our income, so this money will make a real difference.”
We support a range of local charities and chose Acorns because of the facilities and services that it provides to families in the areas where it provides homes.
Catherine Cole, Assistant Director Communities and Neighbourhoods (West) said : “Having visited Acorns in Worcester, we have seen first hand what a positive and vibrant place it is, offering a fantastic range of activities and services to children with life limiting illnesses and their families. Significant funding is needed from the local community each year to support this and the team from Fortis Living is delighted to have had the opportunity to contribute towards this.”