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Acorns Hospice win Leckey Competition

12th August 2013

On 23rd July 2013, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Leckey’s Southern Regional Manager and Kayleah Cutler Moore, Product Advisor for Walsall presented a mini Ipad the children’s hospice Acorns in the Black Country (Walsall).  The mini Ipad was won in a draw at the event ‘Kidz in the Middle’, by hospice physiotherapist Laura Allmark.


Located in Walsall, the hospice currently provides round the clock care and support for nearly 200 life-limited and life-threatened local children and adolescents, as well as over 300 families, from across Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and parts of Staffordshire and Shropshire, who are desperately in need of help.
Acorns rely heavily on community fundraising and donations to finance the majority of its income; with it costing £750 a day for one child’s care. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and because of this, big-hearted donations such as these make a real difference.
Laura Allmark, physiotherapist for Acorns in the Black Country, said:
“We are all really thrilled with winning and will be putting the iPad to good use immediately. It will be used mainly with the key aim of enhancing communication and promoting and maintaining independence for visiting children and adolescents.”
“For example, children who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally would be able to use the iPad to communicate their thoughts, needs and ideas. The touch screen will allow those who find the prolonged use of a keyboard difficult, the freedom to access the internet on their own and play stimulating games without the need for major physical exertion.”
To find out more about the work done at Acorns in the Black Country, visit http://www.acorns.org.uk  or for further information, you can get in contact by phone on: 01564 82 5000 or by emailing: info@acorns.org.uk