Acorns Children’s Hospice has received a donation of £8,000 from Jaguar to help support its work with brothers and sisters of Acorns children.
The pledge from Jaguar will support Acorns for the long term in providing quality care for local limited life and life threatened children and their families.
Jaguar supported the Acorns Sibling Programme from 2001 until 2007 with around £43,000, allowing it to launch and then develop into a successful initiative. They are now rekindling their relationship with the charity and the programme by providing £8,000 to fund all activities throughout the year.
The majority of the activities include group work. For example, Acorns organises the BASIL magazine group, where siblings can take on specific roles, such as editor, photographer or agony aunt; or creative groups with an opportunity to do art and drama.
April Wickens, community relations officer for Jaguar Land Rover said: ‘We are pleased to re-establish our partnership with Acorns, a local charity close to our manufacturing facilities, and in particular to support the Siblings Project. I know that our donation will be put to very good use helping the families of children in Acorns care’.
Elinor Eustace, corporate partnerships manager at Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “We are currently supporting more than 300 siblings of all ages. With this generous funding we will be able to offer a much greater level of support including fabulous days out to Warwick Castle, The Black Country Museum or bowling, for example.
“Our relationship with Jaguar is amazing. Long may it continue.”