A successful bid for a £5,000 bursary from one of the owners of Bullring will improve lives of local youngsters at Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Bullring staff teamed up with Acorns Children’s Hospice, their selected charity partner for 2010, to apply for the donation offered by property developer Hammerson.

Elinor Eustace, Acorns’ corporate partnerships manager, said: “At Acorns, we care for nearly 600 children with life limiting or life threatening conditions, so this donation is very much needed.

“Acorns doesn’t charge families, but it does cost £450 per day for each child’s care, and Acorns must rely on donations for the majority of its income. This donation is so important and will go a long way to helping our children.”

Tim Walley, general manager at Bullring, said: “Hammerson’s work in the community is focused on local employment, education, skills development and investment in charitable donations. Where possible, they support donations by encouraging the involvement of their local teams in fundraising efforts, particularly around the group’s shopping centres.

Last year, Hammerson invested over £350,000 to charities through cash donations.