Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2020

Selecta Raise £1,550 for Acorns Children’s Hospice

During December of last year, Selecta Systems held a couple of fundraising events and raised a fantastic £1,550 for local charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice. A Christmas raffle culminating in a Christmas jumper day, were organised by the Selecta marketing department for this worthy cause.

Selecta Systems Marketing & Customer Support Assistant, Donna O’Reilly, spoke about the fundraising events and why Selecta chose to support Acorns Children’s Hospice.

“We’ve supported Acorns as our local charity over the last few years and we’ve always been amazed at what they do for babies, children, young people and the families of those with life limiting or life-threatening conditions. Acorns has been threatened with closure over the last year or so and is heavily reliant on the community to fund the majority of its activities.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides babies, children and young people, who have life limiting or life-threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support. They also provide a holistic service which meets the needs of both the children and their families, including the bereaved. This includes short break provision; emergency and end of life care; therapeutic and psychosocial support; sibling services and family support. In the past year, Acorns have supported 787 children and 1,223 family members across the organisation, including those who have been bereaved.

Donna concludes, “It only seems right to continue that support and we’d like to thank everyone who got involved and donated. We were thrilled at being able to raise over £1,500!”