Hospice wants your memories as it celebrates landmark

By Harriet Ernstsons Tuesday 12 February 2013 Updated: 12/02 16:51

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A CHARITY which cares for life-limited children from across the county is appealing for help telling its story as it turns 25.

Individuals or organisations which have had a link with Acorns Children's Hospice since the first centre opened its doors in Birmingham in 1988 are being asked to come forward and share their stories and memories.

Acorns went on to open its third hospice on Bath Road in Worcester in 2005 which currently provides care and support for more than 180 children and over 230 families, including those that are bereaved.

Chief executive David Strudley said: "This milestone provides an opportunity to remember loved ones and thank those individuals and organisations that have supported us along the way - as well of course to remind the community that we still need their support more than ever."

"As part of celebrating 25 years of caring, we want to tell our story through the voice of all those people that have been a part of Acorns.

"We are appealing for individuals and organisations - families, staff, volunteers and supporters past and present - to share their experiences and memories with us."

Stories, photos or film footage can be e-mail to 25years@acorns.org.uk or posted to 25 Years Of Caring, Acorns Children's Hospice, Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall, B47 6JR.

The submissions will help tell the story of Acorns throughout the anniversary year.

They will all be recorded in the charity's archive and potentially feature on a multimedia timeline on its website, which will remain live and continue to be added to after 2013 as a living history of the organisation.

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