January 2014

UCB raise money for Acorns Children's Hospice

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UCB raised over £674 over the Christmas period, which was donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

On Wednesday 22nd January Gary Wood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor handed over a cheque to Leonie Hudson, Community Fundraising Manager at Acorns. Gary said: “We are very pleased to be able to continue to support the excellent work of the Acorns Children’s Hospice and we hope that we are able to raise even more money next year throughout annual pre-Christmas fundraising activities.

”Acorns’ Community Fundraising Manager Leonie Hudson said “The continued support of local organisations helps us to provide the high level of supported care required for vulnerable youngsters and their families. We are currently supporting around 640 children and nearly 900 families.” The money that was raised will go towards managing the day-to-day aspects of the hospice in order for them to continue to give their visitors the best care possible.

Generous UCB employees have been raising money for the hospice for over a decade, and well over £5,000 has been raised in that time. Staff have been collecting donations on behalf of the hospice instead of sending out Christmas cards to one another. 

Ruth Cartwright, Information Services Manager at UCB, said “Acorns are amazing!  My son is profoundly disabled and has many issues that need attention. His care can be quite tiring and obviously affects our lives and that of our daughter. They look after him on a one-to-one basis for a few weeks a year and give him all the care he needs.

“You can tell from his face when he arrives that he is happy to be there. Acorns are there for parents, siblings and grandparents too, providing support networks and advice. They are brilliant!” For more information on Acorns and the support and services they provide, please visit www.acorns.org.uk.

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