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Morgan Sindall plc raises £2,000 for Acorns Children's Hospice

Morgan Sindall plc has raised £2,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice through various fundraising activities.

The Morgan Sindall team at Longbridge installed six flower planters which were then sponsored by subcontractors to raise money for the hospice. Each contractor paid in order to have its logo placed on the planter and the money raised was donated to the hospice.

The company also held a raffle to boost funds for the charity, which provides specialist palliative care for life-limited and life threatened children and young people, and support for their families.

Richard Fielding, area director at Morgan Sindall, who presented the cheque to Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We are overwhelmed at the amount of support our subcontractors have shown for such a good cause. Some have felt so strongly about the charity, they just donated money despite not being involved in the planter sponsorship.

“I would like to thank those involved, particularly the team on site at Longbridge which really drummed up support for this.”

Charlotte Anson, corporate fundraising officer at Acorns, said: “A big thank you to all the subcontractors who generously sponsored the flower planters and those who donated. It’s great to hear that this was a cause so close to people’s hearts.

“It costs more than £8 million per year for Acorns to provide its services so we’re incredibly grateful to Morgan Sindall for helping to raise the amount they did.”

In the last year, Acorns has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families, including those who are bereaved. The charity offers a range of support services through its hospices in Birmingham (Selly Oak), the Black Country (based in Walsall) and Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester.