Throw a party and behave like a big kid for your local children’s hospice!

Acorns Children’s Hospice is on the hunt for fun-loving party-people for a very special fundraising initiative.

The Great Big Kids Party is a brand new fundraising campaign, and whether it’s retro fancy dress, an old-school disco, or recreating iconic children’s games, Acorns is asking people to get party-planning and behave like big kids for a good cause.

The funds raised from each party will go directly towards providing specialist palliative care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young people and support for their families across the region.

Richard Brown, from the fundraising team at Acorns, said: “This is the perfect excuse to gather friends, family or colleagues together and get creative to make a real difference.

“It’s all about letting your imagination go wild, whether it’s fancy dress, an 80s film night or even a bring-your-own-toppings pizza party; acting like a big kid for Acorns will help us provide vital specialist care and support for local children and their families.”

The official Great Big Kids Party date is Friday 19th June but Acorns is encouraging people to start planning events throughout the month.

Richard added: “Once you sign up you’ll receive a party fundraising pack to get you started with lots of fun hints, tips and ideas to help make your party great.

“Our hospices are designed to be a home from home for children and a significant part of what goes on is making sure there are lots of fun activities in order to create happy memories. We want people to have some fun, create parties to remember and come away with some memories of their own.

“Whether you choose to hold your party at home, in the office, at school or on your local high street, we’re hoping lots of people join the Acorns party!”

In the last year, Acorns has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families, including those who are bereaved. Acorns relies on fundraising campaigns such as the Great Big Kids Party to help fund the majority of the more than £8 million it costs to provide its services.

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