Children at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall are in for an Easter to remember thanks to a kind-hearted gesture from a local logistics firm.
Doing what it does best, staff from Fradley-based Palletways have delivered one of their most important consignments, donating chocolate eggs and hundreds of pounds worth of much-needed toys, art supplies and games to entertain youngsters during their stay at the Hospice.
Charlotte Anson, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Acorns Children’s Hospice , said: “It was a really thoughtful gesture and one that will certainly make a difference to the children this Easter . We rely on donations and funds raised by the community to help us in our vital work and to meet the more than £8 million it costs to operate our hospices.”
Katie Lawton, Marketing Executive at Palletways (UK) Ltd, added: “Staff at our head office in Fradley unanimously voted to support Acorns Children’s Hospice for the whole of 2015 and all have rallied round to donate the toys and games that we’ve handed out today. I hope all of the children at Acorns get much enjoyment out of the toys and wish them all a very happy Easter.”
Established in 1988, Acorns Children's Hospice offers care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. In the last year Acorns has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families. The Walsall Hospice provides a home-from-home environment where each child receives a tailor-made package of individual care.
Palletways has come a long way since it started trading 20 years ago when it delivered 46,000 pallets of goods in its first year. The Group now has a turnover of some £200m and delivers over 7m pallets annually to 14 European countries through a network of 12 hub operations and more than 400 depots. In the UK one in every four pallets handled by palletised freight networks is distributed by Palletways.